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The European Union is a hot political topic and there are plenty of politicians willing to debate whether the UK should be 'in' or 'out', the future of the eurozone, or the repatriation of powers. Yet, although our membership of the EU affects almost every aspect of national life, not enough of them take a proactive interest in the issues beyond populist headlines...
It is often said that voter turnout is highly dependent on a closely fought election at which a lot is at stake. A global economic crisis, declining living standards, and an unpopular coalition government surely provide the essential ingredients for a high participation general election in 2015? But the latest results from the Hansard Society's 10th Audit of Political Engagement suggest the contrary.