A third of registered voters have not voted in recent UK General Elections.
They are the 'Unheard Third' in Britain.
Look at the election results
(1) as we always see them, and
(2) as we never see them.
The results we always see
The results are nearly always shown like this:
The results we never see
The results are almost never shown like this:
By including all registered voters, suddenly it becomes clear that:
- the biggest winner is not-voting, at 34%.
- even the two main parties only have minority support,
- more people didn't vote than supported either of them.
2005 General election
Back in 2005 38% didn't vote.
It was almost as many as voted for Labour and Conservative combined…!
The scandal of UK politics is that single-party governments are elected by less than a quarter of registered voters.
By seeing the figures, three things become clear:
1. Too many people are silent. By not voting we leave other people to choose the government. Governments know they don't need to listen to people who don't vote.
2. If some of the non-voters vote… anything becomes possible. With those votes, independent-minded candidates and the smaller parties can win seats and gain influence.
3. If the Unheard Third vote NONE… then the protest will be larger than the vote for either of the two main parties.
Make the 2017 election work to improve UK politics.
It's time to be heard.