General election turnout 1945 – 2010
The chart below shows the percentage of registered voters who actually voted at each general election from 1945–2010, excluding votes deliberately or accidentally spoiled. Voter turnout data is also available for individual constituencies at the 2010 – 2005 – 2001 – 1997 general elections, and for Westminster by-elections, the London Mayor elections, and for European parliament elections.
The table below shows the same data, in reverse order, together with the percentage turnout for each of the four regions. To sort the table click on the column headings:
Source: House of Commons Research Papers 01/37, 01/54, 05/33 & 10/36.
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