I wrote this piece for the Guardian just before the 2010 General Election. It was followed by a panel interview on Channel4’s Alternative Election Night with Armando Iannucci and David¬†

In the next couple of months, Britain will go to the polls. Well, some of it. In the last election, 61.4% of British adults cast their vote , and it seems unlikely that many more will do so this time round (though perhaps the narrowing opinion polls will galvanise a few).

Among my age group, the situation is even worse: 37% of 18 to 24-year-olds voted in 2005, and according to a report from the Electoral Commission this week, more than half of 18 to 24-year-olds are not currently registered to vote. This is the first general election I will be able to vote in, along with 3.5 million-or-so other people aged 18-23.

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