In the 1950’s roughly 1 in 20 voters voted for a minority party. These days 1 in 4. But the proportion of people actually voting keeps going down.
The current first past the post system turns so many people away from actually voting. It is truly amazing so many people still bother at all. Most votes are nullified and never make a difference.
We need to change our voting system so that every vote matters. That staying at home or voting for a party tactically is no longer a reasonable logical response.
I’m hopeful that this Thursdays election will result in a fairer voting system. It would make this year one of Britain’s most historic so far.