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Turnout (UK): Social Indicators page

Published Monday, November 27, 2017

Turnout: Social Indicators page. Summary information on turnout at elections in the UK.

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Turnout at the 2017 General Election was 68.8%, higher than the previous four General Elections. 

Turnout at UK General Elections
Across EU 28 countries, average turnout at the last parliamentary election 61.1%. 

Turnout at other elections

UK turnout at the 2014 European Parliament election was 35.4%. This was up on the 34.5% in 2009 but below the 38.5% in 2004.

Source: HOCL, Elections Database; IIDEA; Rallings and Thrasher, British Electoral Facts 1832-2012 and Local Elections Handbook

 

Commons Briefing papers SN02633

Author: Noel Dempsey

Topics: Election results : UK, Elections, Electoral register

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