People often complain about negative campaigning in politics, but this has been an unusually negative election.

Although there are high levels of engagement – a record number of voters think this election is “very important” to them and their families – they are matched by high levels of frustration at the choices on offer. 

If you want to cast your vote on the question of leaving the European Union, or the general levels of taxes and public spending, then this might be the election for you. But if you care about almost anything else, then the chances are the subject will have barely featured in this campaign. 

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