Bookies predict turnout rise for general election.

Ladbrokes have today released our opening odds on turnout for this year’s general election.

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Our odds suggest a small increase from 2010 is likely, when turnout was 65.1%. I think it is quite plausible that the Greens, SNP and UKIP between them might be able to attract a few previous non-voters. The fact that the outcome could well be very close should also motivate more people to turn up to the polling stations. The chances of it getting anywhere near the 85% seen in September’s Scottish referendum don’t seem very high though.

Here’s how turnout has varied over the last five general elections:

Turnout

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