Turnout at general elections 1832 to 1979

Turnout at general elections 1832 to 1979

Turnout at British general elections has varied over the years but in recent elections, voter turnout has been less than some believe is healthy for a democracy. For example, in the 1979 election, nearly 25% of those who could have voted did not do so.

 

1832: 70.4%

 

1835: 65.0%

 

1837: 63.6%

 

1841: 63.5%

 

1847: 53.4%

 

1852: 57.9%

 

1857: 58.9%

 

1859: 63.7%

 

1865: 62.5%

 

1868: 68.5%

 

1874: 66.4%

 

1880: 72.2%

 

1885: 81.2%

 

1886: 74.2%

 

1892: 77.4%

 

1895: 78.4%

 

1900: 75.1%

 

1906: 83.2%

 

1910: 86.8%

 

1910: 81.6%

 

1918: 57.2%

 

1922: 73.0%

 

1923: 71.1%

 

1924: 77.0%

 

1929: 76.3%

 

1931: 76.4%

 

1935: 71.1%

 

1945: 72.8%

 

1950: 83.9%

 

1951: 82.6%

 

1955: 76.8%

 

1959: 78.7%

 

1964: 77.1%

 

1966: 75.8%

 

1970: 72.0%

 

1974: 78.8%

 

1974: 72.8%

 

1979: 76.0%

 

 

 


MLA Citation/Reference

"Turnout at general elections 1832 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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