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8:50am Thursday 17th May 2012 in Letters
Sir – Your correspondent, Roger Moreton (Letters, May 3), complains about the contents of election communications he has received. He should consider himself lucky that he at least knows who the candidates are. I received not one communication from any candidate in my ward for the city council election and for the first time in my life I have not voted. I am a great believer in democracy but if the candidates cannot be bothered to ask for my vote and tell me about themselves I will not vote for them.
I think the turn-out was very low and doubtless this will be blamed on voter apathy. In fact it would appear that it was candidate apathy, hoping that people would vote for them by party label without any effort on their part.
Sheila Allcock, Headington