5 June 2009

Early indications suggest low election turnout

Early indications suggest that voter turnout has been remarkably low in the local and European elections.
Millions of voters shunned the last big test of public opinion before the general election, suggesting the main political parties had been hit by a backlash over the expenses scandal.
Despite the sunny weather across much of the country, party officials agreed that turnout in yesterday's European and local council elections had fallen in most areas.

They predicted last night that only about 30 per cent of electors would cast a vote. The results from councils will be announced today, with the European election results declared on Sunday.
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