With a high level of voter apathy in Eastleigh, why is only 1/3 of the Council up for grabs? Does it not contribute to the apathy?
Take Eastleigh Central. 3 Councillors, all Lib Dem (before the Airport Debate forced one of them out of the party). If (for example), Josh Constable wins from Wayne Irish, then people may think it’s now a Labour ward. But it isn’t, Josh just merely takes Wayne’s seat.
So, with that in mind, why bother voting?
(Note I fully intend to vote, this is just to hopefully aid people when faced with the same question from voting sceptics)