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  • HYPERLINK "http://www.statistics.gov.uk/STATBASE/Product.asp?vlnk=8673&More=Y" http://www.statistics.gov.uk/STATBASE/Product.asp?vlnk=8673&More=Y<br />The majority of people in the United Kingdom use their right to vote at general elections. However, the last three decades have witnessed significant fluctuations in the percentage of people who voted in general elections. The turnout in the June 2001 election was the lowest since the election in 1918 (with none of the unusual post-war circumstances). Only 59 per cent of those registered turned out to vote in 2001 compared to 76 per cent in 1979. In the last election, 41 per cent of all votes went to the Labour Party.Age differences in turnout were evident in the last election. In general people who were under 34 were less likely to vote than those in older age groups. This voting behaviour may be linked to young people's attitudes. In 1998 the British Social Attitudes Survey, found that a third of those aged 18 to 24 said everyone has an obligation to vote, compared with four-fifths of the 65 and over age group. The results from the same survey suggest that this attitude to voting held by young people may not change as they get older. According to the Young People's Social Attitudes Survey, political interest among young people was low in 1994 and even lower in 1998 when only one in three teenagers aged 12 to 19 years old expressed an interest in politics. Although interest in politics has also decreased among adults, they reported more interest in politics than their younger counterparts. However, people in education were more likely to be interested in politics. Teenagers were also less likely than older adults to have formed an attachment to a particular political party. This attachment was crucially influenced by the political affiliation of their parents.<br />http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_percentage_of_eligible_voters_voted_in_2010<br />28% of people in the UK voted in the 2010 election. Not reliable source though, will research more. Seems off. <br />http://www.kgbanswers.co.uk/what-percentage-of-the-uk-population-voted-in-the-2010-general-election/18403097<br />The voter turnout percentage at United Kingdom General Elections 2010 is 65%. << This figure seems more accurate and reliable.<br />Further research will be done into this topic!<br />