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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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