How will you vote?

PUBLISHED: 13:40 22 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:51 25 August 2010

The Times asked people in Erith if the televised debate between the leaders of the three main parties changed the way they would vote...

The Times asked people in Erith if the televised debate between the leaders of the three main parties changed the way they would vote...

Times' poll 2010 (50 people)

Undecided 26

Labour 17

Liberal Democrats 5

Conservative 2

Nursing lecturer, Comfort Adeyeye, 33, from Upper Belvedere:

"Nick Clegg came across quite strong, I don't agree with all his policies but I think he played it safe by attacking the other parties.

"Gordon Brown wasn't so strong, he didn't seem so sure in what he was saying and we know already what he has to say.

"I agree with David Cameron's education policies. Parents should have a choice about where they can send their child to so it will drive up the standards of education.

"Education policies affect me right now because I have three children all in the education system.

"Labour have been a bit lapse with immigration, I liked what the Liberal Democrats had to say about that."

Engineer, Suleiman Oredolg 28, from Erith: "The three parties all had very good points but at the end of the debate Nick Clegg did the best.

"I don't buy the Conservative idea about investing in war.

"In terms of immigration, people who come here work and pay tax so it contributes to the economy, I think it could be slightly controlled so I disagreed with them about that."

Gold consultant, Derek Jason 23, from Erith: "I watched the debate, I was entirely leaning towards the conservatives before and now I'm swayed towards the Liberal Democrats. David Cameron seemed to avoid all the answers.

"It's time for change, and seeing the way Nick Clegg was answering made me think he's now a contender.

Car park maintenance operative, Daniel Johnson, 27, from Erith: "I changed my mind after the debate, I was thinking of voting Conservatives but after the debate I've changed to the Liberal Democrats.

I liked what Nick Clegg had to say, he came across better than the rest of them.

"The Conservatives said the same things they always say. Nick Clegg presented himself well and I like that."

Cleaner, Jacqueline Bezer, 51, Erith: "I think Nick Clegg came out on top, I feel that he was allowed to talk more than the others though. Watching the debate didn't help me decide.

"Labour have had 13 years to show us what they were they were doing.

"I was tempted to vote Conservative but I think the politicians are all in it to feed their own nests.

"They don't live in the real world and they don't listen to what we have to say, so what's the point, I'm definitely not going to vote this time."

Electrician, Emeka Chinyere 40, from Erith: "The debate didn't change my mind at all. Labour has the best manifesto.

"Labour have kept the economy going despite the recession. Gordon Brown has years of experience.

"If you want to work here, you need to show your experience so experience counts for a lot."

Retired, Raymond Thompson 63, from Catford: "I usually vote for Labour

"I don't think the other parties have a chance of getting in.

"I'll probably vote Labour.

"I have always voted for them as they support the working class."

l Erith and Thamesmead Candidates for 2010 general election on May 6:

Conservative: Colin Bloom

Labour: Teresa Pearce

Lib Dem: Alexander Cunliffe

Green: Marek Powley

UKIP: Pamela Perrin

BNP: Kevin Saunders

English Democrat: Laurence Williams

Christian People's Alliance: Sid Cordle

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