Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, by Mary M Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot

The Scottish referendum for independence in 2014 was a watershed, not only because 16 and 17 year olds were allowed to vote for the first time, but because there was an election turnout of 85%; a record for any election in the UK since the introduction of universal suffrage in 1918. In a few weeks Britain will face a General Election. I worry, I mean, I literally worry what the turn out will be – 5 years ago it was 63%.  Meanwhile, in Nigeria this week some voters had to risk the barrel of a gun to exercise their franchise.  I know Australians have a singular view on voting, but what is going on here people of Great Britain?