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Recently, yes it has been below 70%, but far as I can find every UK general election between 1922 and 1997 had a participation rate above 70%. Then it suddenly went below 60% and still have not quite recovered though recently it has approached 70% again.

Maybe, and this is just a theory, but maybe a system of elected government that promotes a two party system, needs the two major parties to actually be different for people to come out and vote.

by fjallstrom on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 12:14:48 AM EST
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Turnout at the 2017 General Election was 68.8% and was the fourth successive election where turnout increased. The highest turnout recorded at a UK general election over the last 100 years was in 1950, 83.9%.




Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Nov 15th, 2019 at 08:25:25 AM EST
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