How poverty makes people less likely to vote

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Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

It is not surprising that so many of the poorest people choose not to vote. Theirs is not an act of apathy – for they are often intensely political – but of disgust

Dr Ruth Patrick, writing in The Guardian, examines the divisions in Britain's democracy and how poverty, and sterotyping by politicians and media result in disengagement with the political process.

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