Huge surge in number of people applying for vote
Earlier this week the SKWAWKBOX reported that 1.4 million new registration applications had been made in just one month by UK voters eager to participate in the general election campaign.
But the overall rate of applications was accelerating – and in just the first eight days since the general election was announced, more than 820,000 people have applied.
But even more dramatically, a comparison on the government’s voter registration dashboard page shows that applications since the 2019 general election announcement are more than 280,000 – 54% – higher than they were in the equivalent period in 2017.
In the first eight days since Theresa May called her ‘snap’ general election, just over half a million people – 520,100 – applied for a vote. But in 2019’s first eight days, the number reached 820,200.
And an overwhelming majority are in the under-45 age groups that typically support Labour.
If you are not registered to vote, do so here. If you are a student in a marginal constituency, register to vote there rather than in a safe seat.
No wonder the Tories and their media allies are resorting to ever more desperate smears and that excitement among Labour supporters is growing fast about the prospect of implementing the party’s outstanding array of policies.
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