In the American and French elections, we have seen a huge increase in voter turnout. In France it was verging upon 80% these type of statistics is something that we can only dream of here in the UK.
I partly think this is due to the sheer distrust of Members of Parliament. It is not helped with the financial irregularities on all sides of the house, but no sooner has all this died down, then they claim they should not be bugged like almost any other citizen could be. I think it gives this arrogant view of ‘We cannot be bugged we talk about important things, don’t you know, we are Members of Parliament after all!’
Its this incredibly self important view and almost treating the voter so nonchalantly that I think puts an awful lot of people of politics and off voting. I think we need to seriously consider some of the Privileges of MPs, after all they are servants of the people . . .