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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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 10.32% meaning that around 1.8million people (out of an electorate of 2million) did not vote for their new Commissioner. The turnout in Coventry and Sandwell … Continue reading The 10% turnout in the West Midlands PCC by-election represents an embarrassment to UK democracy