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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Popular Politics

DM Andy writes about the popularity of politics in Britain today, completely drubbing the idea that more people vote for reality shows than for politicians.

Using numbers for the General election with the lowest turnout for decades.

And then there is the tale of the European elections. In 1999 turnout was 24%. In 2004 turnout was 38.2%. People will vote, just so long as they think there is a reason to. The same was of course proved across in the pond in the US on November 2nd.

Saying that I would not be surprised if turnout in the expected General Election this year remained low. But I would not be surprised if it broke the 70% barrier either. Quite a few people are angry at Labour for various things, and that might well be a motivating factor.

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