Less than 28% of the electorate turn out to vote in 2017 Mayoral Elections

Almost 5 million out of 6.8 million eligible voters did not take part in the new devolved Mayoral Elections which took part across England this week, with turnout as low as 21.3% in Tees Valley. The total turnout for the six Mayoral elections was just 27.7%. Mayoral Elections which took place in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough; … Continue reading Less than 28% of the electorate turn out to vote in 2017 Mayoral Elections

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Low voter turnout and the rise of UKIP

By Nathan Parton. Walk down most streets in Britain and ask any citizen what they think of a politician or a political party and you’re likely to be met with a direct response - ‘They don’t understand what it is like’ or ‘their world is different to ours.’ This kind of rhetoric is becoming increasingly … Continue reading Low voter turnout and the rise of UKIP