Eighteen per cent — not far short of one in five — of those who were entitled to vote in the British General Election of 1970 didn’t do so. It was the sixth successive election in which the turnout at the polls had fallen: even allowing for the thousands away on holiday, it hardly suggested that Britain had faced the prospect of making its choice between the Parties with any passionate enthusiasm.


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