Would it be fair if we voted for a politician but then the politician/party is not chosen?

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As you might know, we go to the polling place and then we vote for our party (or politican) and then it gets put into this big box and then we just have to wait for the results. Then, all the votes are added up and we get our new priminister!

BUT, what if we have a priminister that we did not vote for but then they are chosen as the priminister of the country that they will be making changes.

In my opinion, I think that it is not fair because if we might not like the changes that the priminister has made, we might leave the country that we are in and soon the country will have so much space. To build on this, we have our own opinions on what we want to improve on and we also have the mind to disagree and agree. Some of us man might be lucky because they might want that party to take over for that year or maybe more.

If you were not happy on what priminister was chosen, what would you do?

For me, I would like to first see what they are like because maybe even if I do not agree with their statements, I think I might still want to see what the priminister is like and probably decide if the priminister shows a good role model. If it is the oppisite then I would definetley 100% move to another country no matter what the cost comes. My very last option would to just be myself and live cherishfully and just wait for the next step of life but that would be last case senario.

How would you feel about this?

I would personally react with a bit gloomy and I would sigh. I have chosen these 2 emotions. I have chosen gloomy for a sad emotion becauuse I did not have the team that I voted for. I have also chosen sigh. A sigh would not really be clased an emotion but I would link it to an expression which links to not a relief.

To summarise this, I have chosen a lot of negative things than positive. This is because I think for what is best for me and only me because I am me so no one can judge that.

In conclusion, I do not think it is fair as you have seen in my post.

Thank you for reading my post and feel free to answer the questions I have written here and also if you can, answer the question I have used a my main heading, do you agree/disagree with me?

brilliant_fossil.

Comments (36)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    03 Feb 2020

    This is a really interesting post, which I have made an Editor's Pick - hopefully lots of people will share their opinions! I think your responses are understandable, it can be hard to accept when a party you don't agree with comes into power. However, can you see this from a different perspective? Why might a voter be unable to just move away if they are unhappy with an outcome?

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    1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_fossil | Upton Cross Primary School A
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 03 Feb 2020

      Yes, there could be an unhappy outcome. An example would be that if a person is not happy with the politician that has been chosen (becoming priminister) and say the person has packed their trunk and the person is ready to go. But, what about the rest of the family behind and what about the nice place they live in. Some other options could also be that the human is probably giving up the country that they live in or city or town.
      The summary would be that sometimes, us man like to just focus and think of one solution rater than thinking of the other problems they might face.
      What I am trying to say is that sometimes we can jump to too many conclusions.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School thankful_bird | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    03 Feb 2020

    On the one hand, some people could think that it is ok if the politician that you vote for doesn’t go into power because you might have voted for a party that wasn’t your preference but that was more likely to stop a different party from coming to power. For example, at the minute the conservatives are in power, but labour is their main opposition – so to try to stop the conservatives from keeping power, some people might vote labour, even if deep down they support liberal demarcates or the green party etc. In this case, even if the voter’s actual favourite politician didn’t become prime minister, they still would have made a difference but might not be sad if the person that they actually voted for didn’t become PM.
    But on the other hand, other people may think that it is unfair if the person you vote for doesn’t come into power because it is like your vote didn’t even count so there was no need to vote or travel the distance you may have travelled just to vote for the party.
    In conclusion I think people vote for many different reasons so it depends on what that reason may have been as to how disappointed they may be. So if they voted for someone because they passionately believed in the leader, they would be more upset if that person didn’t win than if they voted for them just to sway the election.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      thankful_bird's comment 03 Feb 2020

      An open-minded look at this question, thankful_bird, well done!

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_meerkat | Graveney School
    03 Feb 2020

    I think it is right to choose a politician and not a party, because when we choose a party we have a 50/50 chance if having a good MP. If the area/country have the most votes for a person that means they are responsible, can be trusted, hard-working, wannabe achiever and wants to prove the country proud. If it does not work out well then wait for a few years and if there is no outcome there should be another picking. On top of that, we should have young politicians as they will know what we need for a bright future. More old people, they won't be here when we suffer. I want all politicians to be fighting for their future childrens life.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      incredible_meerkat's comment 03 Feb 2020

      These are two interesting suggestions. Is it 50/50 though?

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo entertaining_olive | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    03 Feb 2020

    I disagree with you brilliant_fossil. I believe that the mogority of people have voted for this politician/party so that's what the mogority of the country wanted to do. It's supposed to be a fair vote about what the mogority of people want. I don't think it is what you want and you will get it. Thank you for reading my comment and I am looking forward to people who want to challenge me.
    entertaining_olive

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  • The Sherwood School productive_eel | The Sherwood School
    03 Feb 2020

    I don't agree with you because if that happens there would be a catastrophe.This because if someone votes for every party there would be several.This means that there would be cataphrope

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    1. Halsnead logo amiable_panther | Halsnead Primary School
      productive_eel's comment 04 Feb 2020

      I agree with you productive eel and it would be a catsphrope!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School quick_tree | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    05 Feb 2020

    On the one hand, some people might think that voting for our party is pointless since the leader of the party is going to be the new PM anyway, On the other hand, some people might think that there is a point it .I’m not really on a side so I would like to see what you think . I do have one question on this statement though, when did politicians first start voting for our party?

    Well that’s all from me
    quick tree

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    1. Lyons Hall Primary School quick_tree | Lyons Hall Primary School B
      quick_tree's comment 05 Feb 2020

      I don’t write much so I’m sorry if this isn’t enough

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg affable_king | Upton Cross Primary School A
    05 Feb 2020

    good post this is very helpful for people like me

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg willing_literature | Upton Cross Primary School A
    05 Feb 2020

    I think its true because when you try to vote you have to give lots address and then you have to wait forever but it depend how much you stay. And if you vote it goes to the whole world or it shows how many people vote . I would try to not vote because if i would do then it would show my address and try to come to my house . So in my opinion i will never will vote so people who try to vote , try to be careful what you share your address in MPs . And again don't try to vote for no reason.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      willing_literature's comment 05 Feb 2020

      Could you explain what you mean about showing your address? Bear in mind that voting is private and no one can see who you voted for, and the only people who see your address are the volunteers who make sure the voting places operate smoothly!

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      1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg willing_literature | Upton Cross Primary School A
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 12 Feb 2020

        well some times they don't but it depends if your alone or not.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg willing_literature | Upton Cross Primary School A
    05 Feb 2020

    And i like your post because it discrible all about the polticians.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg powerful_strawberry | Upton Cross Primary School A
    05 Feb 2020

    I disagree with you because the PM is chosen by whichever house gets the most votes and this is because even though a lot of people might be upset but the majority of the British population will be satisfied. If the canident who didn't get the most amount of votes was the PM , there would be riots .

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    1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_fossil | Upton Cross Primary School A
      powerful_strawberry's comment 06 Feb 2020

      Hmmm. That is quite a good point you have made, but what if other candidents are not happy with another person winning, how would they feel. For the people that did not want that party to lead and the politician that did not want that party to lead, would they feel the same way or would they just have to wait for the next debate.

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    2. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg powerful_strawberry | Upton Cross Primary School A
      powerful_strawberry's comment 06 Feb 2020

      Then it is the losing politicians problem that their manifesto and campaigns weren't good enough

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  • CuddingtonCroft-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_tree | Cuddington Croft Primary School
    06 Feb 2020

    It would seem unfair on the person who didn't get what they wanted but loads of people vote not everybody will get what they want.

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  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Feb 2020

    It would be fair if they did not get who they voted for because in the system of voting, majority rules. So, if they do not have the same opinion as the majority do, then the person/ party who they voted for cannot gain power.
    It may seem unfair to the person who voted for someone for them not to get in power, but it is not a national opinion. Therefore, it cannot take place. This is how things are done fairly, by allowing the majority to rule over the minority.

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  • Hammond School logo courageous_fern | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Feb 2020

    This is an interesting question.
    I have mixed opinions on this because our country uses democracy, this means that everyone over the age of 18 gets a say in public referendums. This could be voting on anything from Brexit to MPs or voting for a political party. If you vote for a certain party and that party doesn’t get elected into power because it has not got a majority, even if you are not pleased, the majority of people who voted will be.
    However, the way our voting system works (first past the post) means that sometimes, most people will be unhappy with the decision that has been made. If our country used a more representative system of what the whole country wants, it may lead to us having a fairer system for everyone.

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg committed_physics | Richmond Hill Academy
    09 Feb 2020

    On one hand I think it is fair as if your party/politician loses than it is for a reason. One major reason may be that you were outvoted because people thought that the winning party or politician deserves the role better. Or more people /voters thought that one is more reliable and loyal than the other and therefore should be winning. This one of many reasons that maybe your choice was not selected. But this is a better option as we know that more people would be satisfied. But when brilliant_fossil stated that people will move to another country if they are not happy with the choice then that is their decision and cannot be helped but how we could appeal that person is by having elections about a certain topic for less time. What I mean by this is, Prime Minister elections are usually held after 5 years. We could help by doing them after, say 3 years in this way if a voter is unhappy then next time they might be victorious in their choice. This could appeal both voter and the current reining party or politician

    Thanks for reading and what are your thoughts,

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      committed_physics's comment 09 Feb 2020

      Careful reasoning, committed_physics!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School happy_fact | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    10 Feb 2020

    On the one hand, some people think that the party that has been voted for should be the chosen one because this is what the people have chosen. Also, its not fair to hold an election and then go against their decision. This is because we live in a democracy. This means that we can say whatever we like whenever we want up to a certain point. We can state if we agree or disagree on what is going on in our country without doubt. Everyone over the age of 18 should get a say in the elections and this is why its not fair to go against the final decision.
    However, on the other hand, other people think that even though a certain leader/party has been elected by the public, its the right thing to do to give us the best possible leader. This should be the one that will lead us though all the ups and downs that will come in the near and distant future. Although this is going against our power of democracy, these people think that we should get the best help whatever the scenario.
    After studying the information with full concentration, open-mindedness and scepticism, I strongly believe that whoever is voted for, should get the opportunity. This is because of THE POWER OF DEMOCRACY!!!!!
    Thanks for reading my comment,
    happy_fact

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  • Hammond School logo daring_date | Hammond Junior School B
    12 Feb 2020

    That is a brilliant post and I like your idea.my opinion is that it is not fair at all because if adults can vote for politicians then why cant we,so I think it is not fair at all we are all eaqal as humans.

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    12 Feb 2020

    I think that it is fair if your politician that you vote for doesn't get chosen because.

    Firstly, the United Kingdom is a democracy which means that everyone over 18 gets a vote and the government will be the party that gets the most votes. This obviously means that some people's vote will not be recognised because they have voted for the party that have not won the vote. But if the majority win, then it is fair. Everyone gets a fair chance and the same amount of votes each. People will always have different opinions but the option which most people in the country think is the best option for the future.

    Secondly, even if your party that you vote for don't win, the party in second fill up the opposition. They get to challenge the government and vote in the House of Commons they are able to get a say in the votes and future of the country but they aren't the leaders. The opposition have their leader ( Jeremy Corbin) but the Prime Minister (Boris Johnson) is in the government.

    I have experienced lots of votes in the past and there are ones that you win and ones that you lose but it is tough luck if you don't win and you can't let it make you unhappy.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg determined_heart | Upton Cross Primary School A
    12 Feb 2020

    I think it is fair if the political you voted for dosent get chosen because
    what if you don't know them that well also what if the political that was chosen has a quality that the political you voted for hasnt have that quality. One more reason is the political that was chosen might have an idea to help your country to improve and increase

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School clever_coconut | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    13 Feb 2020

    I think it would be fair because their are many people who vote. It is also a fair vote and some people like different political parties. Other people think it is not fair because they want their party to get chosen and their party only.

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    13 Feb 2020

    I think it would be fair if you voted for a politician but the politician/party did not win.
    I think this because:
    Firstly, we live in a democracy, if the majority of people decide one way then the decision is set, in a democracy you have to accept that you can not always have your way and your voice might not be heard.
    Secondly, if your party of choice does not win you can still have a voice, this is because the opposing parties fill up the opposition, this means that the opposition can make sure the party in power does not step out of line.
    Brain stand.
    I do do not understand why people think it is fair if the party you voted for does not win. How can it be that, in this system, if one party gets a few more votes they can form a minority government and the many people who voted differently do not get as much representation as the people who voted for the winning party?
    Brain Stand
    Even if your party does not win you can still try and make change because we live in a country where people can speak out so people can protest etc. For example Greta Thunberg is speaking out for what she believes in, she wants change.
    In conclusion, after weighing up both sides carefully, I have come to the conclusion that it is fair if you vote for a party but that party does not win because we live in a democracy.

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    15 Feb 2020

    I don't think you ought to sigh and feel sad when a politician is voted in but their party is not. That is because you need to learn to not accept defeat thinking there is no hope, because that isn't the case; there is always some hope when you stand up to people. By not standing up to them and pretending you like them, you are giving them satisfaction as politicians like power and that comes from being liked. Especially if you leave the country, you are ignoring the ability, that you have, which is to make change for the whole country; not just yourself. Some people would give in at that point, but you shouldn't. If you are thinking about moving to a different country, you should change your mind, because you need to use or influence as a citizen of the country: politicians have a lot of power over us, and we have a lot of power over them.

    However, like you said, before you do that, you need to see what the new prime minister is like, as they might be better than the person who you voted for, and they could make some good decisions for the country. This might cause you to change your view on politics, and the people you support, opening you up to new things you would never have seen if you were impatient with them. In addition to this, it is nicer and kinder if you are patient and see what they're like, even if it doesn't cause you to change your mind, it can still change other things about you: how you treat the world and other people. To disagree with you, I don't think you can live happily with a prime minister who you strongly disagree with, which links back to my other point: standing up and using your influence against people.

    To conclude, it depends on the scenario to call it fair or unfair, but it usually is fair, because most people agreed with that particular politician, and people liked what they were running for.

    succinct_leaves

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      succinct_leaves's comment 17 Feb 2020

      What should people do if they fundamentally disagree with the direction a Prime Minister is taking the country, but there isn't an election for another 5 years?

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  • CuddingtonCroft-logo-250x250.jpg generous_queen | Cuddington Croft Primary School
    17 Feb 2020

    It really isn't fair but that is life. We vote for a politician and then their party isn't chosen but they could become the oppositian and still have a say. Parliament wouldn't have debating if it was one party. The leader of the party then becomes Prime Minister. If the politician we vote for's party loses, that's tough luck. We can't really expect them to switch parties when they belive in their's. And it isn't as simple as that.

    To summarise, It technically ian't fair, but there's nothing we can do about it.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School happy_fact | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    24 Feb 2020

    I have commented on this post before but I thought I would put my ideas out in the open again for everyone to discuss and comment on.

    I think that the party that was voted for should get to go foward because otherwise it is unfair and it would go against our power of democracy! I love to think about how much our country has learnt and developed since introducing democracy to us all. I love the way that if we are in a big problem everyone can rely on someone else to fall back on even though they are in the exact same experience! This is important because if you do something kind for someone else, they are sure to repay you back with a favour which will help you along the line to success! Our country used to be like what China is like now. We had one leader with made all the decisions. This is because they thought that it was easier to have one leader rather that to get together and make a agreement which everyone likes and feels comfortable with. We have really hat that is not the right way to live. We have also learned that just by putting in that little bit of effort we get the chance to live like we are now and to be in long life friendships that will help you in any situation.
    In this comment I have gone a little off track talking about the power of democracy so I am sorry for that but I would like everyone to remember how lucky we are to live the way we do and even though we might not get that chocolate bar that we wanted we are living one of the best lives on earth so don't take everything for granted because I bet you of all of it was taken away you would realise how lucky you are to have all those things and to be WHO YOU ARE!
    Thanks for reading my comment,
    happy_fact

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