Posted by Thersites on  UTC 2016-06-23 08:11

Food for thought. According to data from the Electoral Commission:

  • Between the last general election in May 2015 and December 2015 the Electoral Register lost just under 2 million (1,913,116) registered electors.
  • Between December 2015 and June 2016 the Electoral Register gained just over 2 million (2,035,933) registered electors.
  • The net change between the last general election in May 2015 and the EU Referendum in June 2016 is (only) 122,817 registered electors.
  • The Scottish and the Welsh seem to be unenthusiastic democrats, unless, of course, many are fleeing the jackboots of their respective 'assemblies'.

A bit of a puzzle. Even the National Health Soupkitchen (a.k.a Envy-of-the-World™) is unlikely to kill off two million people within six months. Of those whom the Envy-of-the-World™ left alive, did they emigrate to a more rational country? or perhaps just change their address? Are most of the two million who registered in the first six months of this year and replaced them just gormless yoof?

We will soon (in about 12 hours) find out…

Data (Electoral Commission)

Electoral register: May 2015, December 2015, June 2016

For the purposes of comparison, Gibraltar (24,117), which only appears in June 2016, has been removed from all the figures.

Region May 2015 Dec 2015 Jun 2016
England 38,736,146 37,161,518 38,956,824
N. Ireland 1,236,765 1,238,019 1,260,955
Scotland 4,099,532 3,872,025 3,988,492
Wales 2,281,754 2,169,519 2,270,743
Total 46,354,197 44,441,081 46,477,014

Difference: May 2015 to December 2015

England -1,574,628
N. Ireland 1,254
Scotland -227,507
Wales -112,235
Total difference -1,913,116

Difference: December 2015 to June 2016

England 1,795,306
N. Ireland 22,936
Scotland 116,467
Wales 101,224
Total difference 2,035,933

Difference: May 2015 to June 2016

England 220,678
N. Ireland 24,190
Scotland -111,040
Wales -11,011
Total difference 122,817

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