Letter: Why I didn't vote

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The Independent Online
Sir: Low turnout in local elections will be blamed on the polling stations being in the wrong place. It would apparently be better if they were all in supermarkets.

It couldn't be that all the main parties looked identical in most parts of the country and so there wasn't much of a choice for voters?

It couldn't be that most powers have been removed from local government and so there isn't much to vote for?

And it couldn't be that the spin-doctors want fewer elections, just for the occasional Mayor (and Prime Minister?) who can be trusted to do everything for us?

A one-stop shop indeed.

JOHN NICHOLSON

Manchester

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