Low voter turnouts should be a symbol of shame for a ‘leading democracy’

By Areeq Chowdhury. How far must voter turnout fall before it’s considered to be a crisis? The turnouts of 51% and 37% in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent should be a symbol … Continue reading Low voter turnouts should be a symbol of shame for a ‘leading democracy’

The 10% turnout in the West Midlands PCC by-election represents an embarrassment to UK democracy

Early reports from the West Midlands suggest that just over one in ten people voted in the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) by-election yesterday. The estimate is that turnout was … Continue reading The 10% turnout in the West Midlands PCC by-election represents an embarrassment to UK democracy