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    First Published: Before August 2002
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Stonewall like OutUK are urging all gay men to use their vote on June 7th, and make sure that as many Conservative Candidates as possible are defeated.

Tactical voting could play a significant role in this year's general election, and deliver another blow to the Conservative Party's attempt to regain the seats they lost in 1997.

Stonewall have identified key seats where the "pink vote" may be a deciding factor on polling day.

In some cases these are seats where there are a large number of lesbian or gay voters (such as the outer London seats, and the Bristol and Bournemouth areas).

In others, homophobic candidates are challenging incumbent MPs with strong track records on equality. And there are two seats where openly gay candidates are defending slim majorities.

But in all of these cases, the ballots will be closely fought battles with everything to play for.

The main seats for lesbian and gay voters to watch for are:

Enfield Southgate
Kingston & Surbiton
Sutton & Cheam

The internet is being widely used to encourage tactical voting - you may want to take a look at some of the other resources available on line.

OutUK is not resonsible for the views expressed on these sites, or the content contained within them.

You can find out more about Stonewall's Campaign and look up information on candidates and their parties by using the Stonewall Election 2001 website:

OutUK's coverage of election 2001 will continue to update you on aspects of the campaign that affect gay men. Use the link below.

We also have more on the three main party manifestos, and the issues contained in them.

   OutUK Election 2001
        Liberal Democrats
        Other Parties


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