Historically the turn out
at local elections has always been lower than the general election, but it would be foolish in the extreme for the main parties to hide behind this fact.
But in the intervening years, the turn out
at local elections will surely plummet once people realise that it doesn't matter whether the overall control of the council changes, there will be no change in the running of the city.
Coun Kibblewhite rejected the argument the Tories success was due to a low turn out
In those wards, in part icular,it is vital for all sensible voters to turn out
and keep these dang erous extremists at bay.
If we consider that most governments are formed by minority parties winning around 30pc of the vote, when turn-outs can be between 50-70pc, what sort of percentages would turn out
to vote for the second chamber?