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Vice Fashion - Tory Girls Vs Labour Girls

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Liza wears shirt by Penguin, shorts by Killah, tights by Topshop and shoes by Lotus Hallmark

LIZA

23, from Harrow.

Match day steward at a Premiership football club

Why do you think that the Conservative Party is the party of the future?

It’s forward-facing, looking toward future possibilities. I like the direction of David Cameron; he is making the party less stagnant. It has had a much-needed re-vamp. Thanks to David they are shaking things up!

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What do you think have been Labour’s biggest errors?

Complacency! The Labour Party scares me now. It’s all political correctness and a bit like 1984.

If you could initiate a single policy, what would it be?

I would make watching the film

Kids

compulsory to curb teenage pregnancy rates and also make classroom reading of the books

Ugly

by Constance Briscoe and

A Piece of Cake

by Cupcake Brown compulsory to curb despondence in kids. Seriously.

What do you get up to outside of politics?

I like football, hip-hop and b-boying. Last For One b-boys. They are hot! And Manga—it’s nuts how it’s all drawn.

Helen wears dress by Penguin, tights by Topshop and shoes by Lotus Hallmark

HELEN

21, from Dorset.

studying Politics & Legislative Studies at Hull University

Why do you think that the Labour Party is the party of the future?

I grew up in Dorset, the home of the Trade Union movement, loathing the Tories and everything they stood for so Labour has always been the party for me. Labour believes in constantly revising the status quo and creating a more equal and inclusive society.

What do you think have been the Conservative’s biggest errors?

Their new ‘Border Police’ policy is ridiculous. Where is the money going to come from to police the miles of Britain’s coastline?

If you could initiate a single policy what would it be?

I have hundreds. An equal minimum wage would be good for a start.

What do you get up to in your spare time?

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What is spare time? Well, I did buy Amy Winehouse’s new album recently which I highly recommend.

Arleen wears coat by Nikita, dress by Thomas Burberry, tights by Topshop and shoes by French Connection

ARLEEN

22, from London.

Reading Tax Law at King’s College, London

Why do you think that the Conservative Party is the party of the future?

It is in touch with both social and economic needs. Labour has failed to give meaning to the lives of the young in this country. When deprived of opportunities in education and employment, young people often lose their sense of direction and purpose. The Conservative Party will offer these opportunities and get young people’s lives back on track.

What do you think have been Labour’s biggest errors?

The continual erosion of privacy and civil liberties to achieve the government’s political aims, has transformed Britain into a “Big Brother” state. For example, the attempt to introduce ID cards for all UK citizens.

Rohini wears tanktop by Fred Perry, shorts by Lacoste, tights by Topshop and shoes by French Connection

ROHINI

20, from London.

Studying Economics & Politics at SOAS, London

Why do you think that the Labour Party is the party of the future?

The Labour Party aims to offer the chance for every young person, regardless of background and family income, to have a decent standard of living.

What do you think have been the Conservative’s biggest errors?

They do exactly what it says on the tin: they conserve. They just preserve the norm through being in power, which is why they are struggling to propose a substantial policy to support Cameron’s empty words.

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If you could initiate a single policy what would it be?

I would make it a legal requirement for public authorities to achieve Fair Trade status from the Fair Trade Foundation, which would include fulfilling certain criteria that involves commitment to the promotion of Fair Trade-certified goods.

What do you get up to in your spare time?

I’ve got a little Labour gang and we all drink in the pubs around Westminster. There are bars inside Parliament that are really nice as well. We even had a Labour house party last weekend. I also love R&B, stuff like Ne-Yo and I go to clubs like NYT in Leicester Square. There is a place called something like Mmmbubbas that is meant to be good but I’ve never been.

Charlotte wears T-shirt by Criminal, trousers by Firetrap and shoes by Aldo

CHARLOTTE

22, from Luton.

Studying for the Bar

at the BPP Law School in Holborn, London

Why do you think that the Conservative Party is the party of the future?

Labour is looking old, tired and beat. Tony Blair is a man moving house no longer interested in his front lawn. David Cameron and the Tories are in touch with society. They’re fresh, modern and exciting. They have invigorated interest in politics for a new generation and are a party of individual aspiration and ambition.

What do you think have been Labour’s biggest errors?

Not delivering on their “Education, Education, Education” election pledge. I became involved in politics to argue for the improvement of the state school system.

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Who is your favourite politician?

Boris Johnson. He is outspoken, genuine and honest.

What do you get up to in your spare time?

I have always been involved with drama and performing. I once played Pudsey the Bear in a musical. It was about how he got his eye patch. It was something to do with Cinderella. I also love Motown.

Sarah wears coat by Ben Sherman, shirt by Erotokritos, skirt by French Connection and shoes by Lotus Hallmark

SARAH

22, from Newcastle.

Studying Politics at Leeds University

Why do you think that the Labour Party is the party of the future?

Labour have been consistently coming up with real policy solutions to real questions: the NHS, climate change, and education. The biggest decision the Tories have made has been to change their logo.

What do you think have been the Conservative’s biggest errors?

Where to begin? Opposing the minimum wage and claiming it is acceptable to pay workers £2-an-hour, for a start.

Who is your favourite politician?

Ellen Wilkinson. She was the Labour MP for Jarrow in the 1930s and was known as Red Ellen due to her policies and her distinctive hair.

What do you get up to outside of politics?

I like music—things like Joanna Newsom and Bob Dylan but to go out I just like cheesy clubs. I also like the film

The Shawshank Redemption

.