The electorate have been so switched off by the recent duplicity of our main stream politicians that they are refusing to vote. For example, recently in a by-election held in Govan for a seat on the Glasgow City Council only 20.05% of the population bothered to vote.
They were faced with an array of candidates, 14 in all, and resulted in a victory for Labour who polled 43% of the turnout. In real terms it means that the winning candidate was elected into office with the approval of less than 10% of the people of Govan!
This is becoming a farce. Yes I know that Govan ranks alongside some of the more deprived constituencies in the country and yet the people cannot be bothered to vote for change because they have probably gathered that it actually does not matter who they vote for because nothing will change for them!
In recent years turnouts have been generally decreasing as many more and more realise that all three main parties in Westmonster bend their knee to the unelected commissars of the EU so nothing will change. In effect any British parliament is largely ineffective and therefore it is not worth voting. The British people are waking up because so much is out there in the ether on how we have all been effectively cheated by generations of politicians.
The chickens are coming home to roost and not before time!