Mixed message on apathy?

Apathy by one measure – on the other hand…

there has been an unprecedented, 3000% increase, in the number of 17 year olds registering… according to the Chief Electoral Office. “The numbers have risen from 244 last year to 7,738.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London

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