Government’s support for same-sex marriage could cost them as many as 30 seats and 1.1 million votes at the next election

As the Coalition for Marriage (C4M) petition nudges ever closer to the 500,000 signatures mark, poll results published this week indicate that the Government’s support for same-sex marriage could cost them as many as 30 seats and 1.1 million votes at the next election.

Yesterday, Ministry of Defence Minister, Gerald Howarth, highlighted issues such as the Government’s “proposals for gay marriage” as contributing to the Conservative Party’s poor showing in the week’s local election defeats. There have also been indications that MPs are being impacted by messages from constituents indicating their opposition to the Government’s plans.

Makes me wonder why they are so determined to press ahead in some sort of self-destruct daze.

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  1. It’s not just the parties in government who are in favour of this change – just this morning I saw a blog from Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities encouraging David Cameron not to backtrack on his plans following their poor showing in the elections, so if this issue were a make-or-break issue for a voter they wouldn’t really have an awful lot of candidates to choose from.

    I agree that it seems to make little political sense to push this through given the demographic of Tory voters, although I sort of admire Cameron et al for not wavering. I don’t think I’d ever vote for one of his party’s candidates but if this is as unpopular a policy as is being suggested, at least it shows that he doesn’t base his policies solely on what he thinks – a kind of integrity which is often lacking in our leaders!

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