Young Voters at the 2005 British General Election

Phelps, Edward (2005) Young Voters at the 2005 British General Election. Political Quarterly, 76 (4). pp. 482-487. ISSN 0032-3179

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Pronounced declines in the number of young (non-) voters casting their ballots in 1997 and 2001 has raised the question: are we witnessing a generational disengagement with electoral politics? It is generally understood that voter turnout is strongly related to closeness of electoral competition. This research report examines the results of the 2005 election in the context of the debate on declining youth turnout at general elections. Did a closer competition in 2005 encourage young voters back to the polls?

Item Type: Article
Keywords: electoral turnout; young voters; political participation; generational change
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sussex European Institute
Depositing User: Edward Phelps
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 10:04
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 08:17
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