Elections are next week: Who are you going to vote for?

At least nobody said UKIP

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Will it be Ed, Dave or Nick? With only a week to go before polling day, we took a walk around London to find who you’re voting and why.

Bearing in mind the importance of the student vote in the General Election this year, very little has been pledged in our way other than Nick saying if he has anything to do with it, the loans will not increase.

Given the result of last year’s election pledge, it’s not really anything to go by, but thanks all the same.

So given the lacklustre performance on the campaign trail from all seven leaders, we asked you who you’re voting for.

Kirsten, 22, second year Photography at UEL, Conservative

Kirsten

“It’s who my parents vote for, they seem alright so it’s just like my ‘usual’ vote.”

Daniela, 20, first year Law at Warwick, undecided

Daniela

“If I’m completely honest, I haven’t got a clue who I’ll be voting for, I don’t really know what the difference is or what’s what.”

Katy, 30, designer, Greens

Katy

“I own my brand and I’m really for sustainability in businesses, as well as that the rest of them are just a bunch of wankers.”

Steven, 22, second year Architecture at UAL, Green

Steven

“I’m voting Green because they are really the only party with real commitment to environmental change.”

Tid, 70, retired, Conservative

Tid

Nick, 22, Metro journalist, Labour

Nick

“A very socially progressive party, they are in tune with the needs of people today.”

Sophie, 21, third year Fashion Promotion at UAL, Greens

Sophie

“This election has shown that it’s not a two party race, and I’m voting green because I think they could really shake up the system.”

Laurie, 31, bookshop worker, Labour

Laurie

Charlotte, 24, chef, not voting

Charlotte

“I won’t be voting, they’re all the same and I really couldn’t pick a leader out of the bunch.”

Rob, 25, music festival manager, Conservative

Rob

“The only reason I’m even voting is to make sure UKIP don’t get in.”

Lizzie, 26, journalist, Labour

Lizzie

“I’m voting Labour, I’m not really sure though, I took a couple of online polls and they said I should vote Labour, followed by Lib Dems.”

Matt, 23, bartender, Labour

Matt

“Conservatives want to scrap state funded lawyers, and that’s wrong so I will be voting for Labour who won’t make those cuts.”

Jazz, 26, actor and East 15 grad, undecided

Jazz

“I hate UKIP, and I’m not a fan of the Conservatives so I guess I’ll probably vote Labour. I just want to stop any sort of a purple and blue coalition.”

James, 25, travel consultant, Conservative

James

“Unemployment is low, the economy is better than it’s been for a long time and I trust the Conservatives. Give them a chance, I reckon.”

Jodie, 22, video editor for the Mail Online, Labour

Jodie

“Labour are very socially conscious and they care the most about issues afflicting everyday people.”

Who are you backing? Vote in our poll below.

And in case you missed it don’t forget to read our chats with Ed Miliband, Nigel Farage and Natalie Bennett.