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Democracy is licking its wounds but the fight for social justice is gathering momentum

May 8, 2012 7:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Sadly, the resounding feature of the 2012 local elections is one of a weak democracy. It's true that of the 32 per cent of people who decided to vote, more voted Labour than any other party. But the dominant characteristic of 2012 is that almost seven in every 10 people decided that the election wasn't worth the walk to the polling station writes Alfie Stirling.