European regions

Voter turnout in West Central Scotland compared to selected European post-industrial regions

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At a European regional level, voter turnout at national elections in West Central Scotland is towards the lower end of the spectrum, akin to Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Swansea & the South Wales Coalfields.  The German regions and Limburg have very high levels of voter turnout, while the lowest levels of this form of civic participation are found in Silesia and Merseyside.


The choice of cities is based on research to compare Glasgow and West Central Scotland to other post-regions of Europe.  Reports from this work are available here.

If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the sources directly as new data may have been published since these pages were last updated. 

West Central Scotland (WCS) includes the following local authorities: Glasgow City, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.  Election turnout data for WCS relates to elections to Westminster parliament.

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