Turnout of British elections

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  • Levels of turnout in British elections?
    • Varies from constituency to constituency.
      • Eg. Manchester central received an 18% turnout in the police commissioners election, whereas, Corby received a 44.6% turnpout
    • Local elections receive a much lower turnout than general elections.
    • Britain's turnouts are much lower than other European cites.
      • Eg. in 2005 Australia received a 75% turnout, whereas, Britain only received 61.3%.
    • Turnouts have been declining since WW2, in 1950 - 85% turnout, in 2001 54.9% turnout
    • Turnouts change considerably from year to year.

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