Tagged: Voting

Older voters have the highest percentage turnout of any age bracket in the UK. (Photo: New Statesman)

The Voters Who Shouldn’t Vote

Attempts to extend the vote to 16-year-olds for the EU referendum were defeated. But what about a maximum voting age? In less than four months, every voter in the UK will have a voice...

The Truth in the Timid Tory

The idea of the shy Conservative voter has existed since the 1992 general election. Judging by the latest opinion polls, it would be fair to say the phenomenon still exists.   When exit polls...

A New Brand of Politics

Our new writer, Emily Hawkins, sums up why most young people believe in Russell Brand, don’t care about Westminster, hate politicians and why our democracy is smelling stagnant. But it doesn’t have to stay...

The Participation Crisis: there may yet be hope.

There has been a visible decline in turnout figures at general elections held in the UK and other forms of political participation for almost half a century now. In the 2010 general election, there...

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