Saturday, April 21, 2012
... and all that leaflet, and letter, preparation yesterday put to good use right across the city.
Turnout is a worry for these Local Council elections - first time they have been 'stand-alone' since 1995, so any 'turnout-comparisons' with 1999, 2003 or 2007 will be slightly false.
Turnout in 1995 was 44.9% across Scotland ... but that was 17-years ago, and I think most people would acknowledge that the general trend for election-turnouts has been downward across those years?
But the 1995-comparison is probably the best we have to go on!