|miss_s_b (miss_s_b) wrote,|
@ 2012-05-04 01:09 pm UTC
So, you know, it's bad, but it's not awful.
The big story, as nationally, is low turnout. Over all of Calderdale the turnout was in the thirties, and even in the hotly contested wards it didn't get above 45%. In Calderdale. We've always been particularly politically engaged around here, and my experience in the call centre phone canvassing the last few weeks has borne that out. Calderdale people are engaged; they know the names and records of the candidates in their wards, and they actually have opinions and they care. If we can't get turnout over 50% in that sort of atmosphere, there really is something utterly wrong, and it needs addressing.