In May and June this year, we’ll get an opportunity to vote in local elections, in the European Union referendum, and for a Police and Crime Commissioner. Some of us will also be voting for a mayor.
Apathy and disillusionment
As a nation, we don’t get very enthusiastic about elections. In 2012, only about 30% of Brits voted in local elections, and half that in the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner. There’s probably a combination of factors behind the apathy. Disillusionment with politics is part of the issue, but other key factors include a lack of social responsibility, and that most people just don’t believe that their vote will make much of a difference. Continue reading