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THIS year's format for Eryri YFC's Sports Day was tweaked to avoid a repeat of the paltry turn-outs of previous years.
With turn-outs like this it is becoming questionable for central government to claim that Britain is the home of representative democracy.
Karunanidhi said he was reminding these historical events just to show that the DMK cadre should not weigh the electoral prospects of any party based on the turn-out for the public meetings.
So I hope next time trade unions vote on industrial action on a 30 per cent turn-out, Cameron will be equally happy.
It is thought that the increase in turn-out across Merseyside was as a result of postal votes which added thousands to the total numbers voting this time.
The crowd that flocked to salute the young heroes was bigger than some turn-outs for the first team in their FA and Carling Cup campaigns.
Glasgow University Professor Bill Miller said: "A low turn-out would make the BNP look better than they actually are.
We are seeing low turn-outs among adult voters across the country, but we hope that by making the election process familiar to pupils from quite a young age that they will continue to engage in that process when they become adults,'' said Mr Campion.
Falling turn-outs at elections are causing concern to Stratford District Council, with new voters among the biggest body taking little interest in politics.
First Minister Rhodri Morgan blamed the low turn-out on the US terror attacks.
Riverside has registered the lowest turn-out in the country at the last two general elections.