ACCORDING to the Electoral Commission, 72.2 per cent of the electorate voted in the EU referendum, not 67 per cent as quoted (HAS, Sept 28).

This is a high turnout by UK election standards.

Furthermore who can possibly guess what the result may have been had the non-voters bothered to turn out. Perhaps the Leave majority may have been even bigger.

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Unless we can persuade the whole electorate to turn out in elections, then those on the losing side will always have the potential to moan about what might have been.

This is the nature of our system, and calculating the result as a percentage of the whole electorate is pointless.

G. Carr, Aycliffe Village