What is the average voter turnout in the UK?

Once in a while there are parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom. The general election of 7 May 2015 elected 650 members to the British House of Commons. This was quite a special election since this was the first general election held at the very end of a fixed-term Parliament. This election was won by the Conservative pary led by David Cameron with 36.9% of the votes. On 24 June 2016 Cameron announced his resign after the Brexit referendum on 23 of June 2016. The current Prime Minister is Theresa May, leader of the Conservative party.
The average voter turnout of all parliamentray elections since 1945 is 73.22%. The average voter turnout indicates the percentage of all eligible voters that submitted their vote in an election.

 

 

When was the highest voter turnout in the UK?

The highest voter turnout was in 1950, with 83.6%. This was the first election covered on television.
In this election Labour, with leader Clement Attlee, reached a small majority with 315 seats won. The Conservative party with leader Winston Churchill followed with 298 seats won.

When was the lowest voter turnout in the UK?

The lowest voter turnout was in 2001, with 59.4%. This election was won by Labour with leader Tony Blair. Labour won 413 seats this election, followed by the Conservative party with 166 seats.

What is the average VAP (Voting Age Population) turnout in the UK?

The VAP turnout indicates the percentage of the voting age population that submitted their vote. The voting age population are all people 18 years or older on the day of the election. This differs from the average voter turnout since that are all people of 18 years or older on the election day that are also eligible to vote. The average VAP turnout in the UK is 71.59%. The highest VAP turnout was in 1950, with 81.6%. The lowest VAP turnout was in 2001, with 57.6%.

Is the Voting Age Population increasing?

The Voting Age Population is really increasing since 1945. In 1945 the VAP were 34,427,400 people. Nowadays the VAP is at his highest, with 50,780,423 people at the time of the 2015 elections.