Scottish Cities

Voter turnout is a useful measure of how involved local residents are in democracy and decision-making processes. The figure below demonstrates the level of voter turnout at the 2017 General Election at UK and Scottish level, and within selected Scottish cities.

UKGE Voter Turnout - Scottish Cities (2018)

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Voter turnout at the 2017 General Election averaged at 58% across Glasgow constituencies, well below both the Scottish (67%) and UK (69%) averages.  Voter turnout was lower in Glasgow than in other major cities in Scotland, with the highest turnout being in Edinburgh (72%).

However, the above graph only provides a snapshot and does not reveal the rise in voter turnout at recent general elections. 


Further information on turnout at general elections can accessed from the House of Commons Library and the Electoral Commission.

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See Politics in the Mindset domain for related information.

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