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Yesterday, we ran a story on How2vote.co.uk. Since then we have had good reason to believe it is fudging the results (see bottom) in favour of the LibDems and so we would like to draw your attention to two others.

WhodoIvotefor.co.uk has a similar approach except this time you are asked to vote yes or no to 20 different questions across the whole range of policies. You can leave the question blank or mark it up as an important issue to you.

Unlike How2vote, we know that 33,177 people have gone through the questions - although the ISP for How2vote has sent us an email saying we'd knocked the server over with our story yesterday. Clearly there are a lot of floating voters out there.

The results after we'd completed the questions were:

  1. Labour 32.32 per cent
  2. LibDems 25.29 per cent
  3. Green 21.5 per cent
  4. Conservatives 20.9 per cent

The low rating of the Tories most likely demonstrates that Conservatives voters are less likely to use the Internet, probably due to their higher average age.

And then for those of you sick of the whole thing, for whom tomorrow will be the end of a torturous couple of weeks, is 4noneoftheabove.com.

Fairly simple this one. The philosophy behind it is that so-called voter apathy is in fact a direct result of politicians failing to say or do anything or interest. Whoever wins the election will claim they are the voice of Britain, but in offering the choice of "This lot, that lot, the other lot, none of the above", the site asks you to agree or disagree with their belief - suggesting that perhaps politicians don't have the countrywide backing they claim.

Of 146 people that have voted so far, 81.5 per cent are in agreement.

But back to How2Vote. We gave the site a vigorous testing before writing our story about it. However one reader has caused us to re-evaluate.

Graham Donaldson told us: "I indicated a preference for Libdems from the start - I then answered
questions on Public Services, Law & Order, Taxes and Money, Transport, and the Environment.

Tada - the results were The Liberal Democrats. However in the further breakdown of my answers, the only category I answered where the liberal democrats matched my opinions were on Law and Order - the other four categories were best matched by the Conservatives.

There is the dubious statement that its possible for the party which represents your views overall not to be the best in any individual area. How does that make sense? Doesn't that sound a bit fishy to you?"

And then he kindly provided a screenshot of what he meant: ®

Funny goings-on down at How2Vote

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4noneoftheabove.com

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