Massive interest in the pledges of the main political parties has led to increased sales of their manifestos, book retailer Waterstone’s has revealed.
The Lib Dem manifesto has seen a sales boost of a whopping 250 percent compared to five years ago.
The Conservatives manifesto sales have increased 193 percent against 2005 levels, and Labour is up 97 percent.
However the Tories have managed to retain the lead in overall manifesto sales at 38 percent.
Overall, manifesto sales have outstripped Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s sales last week.
“I’ve worked in books for nearly 20 years and have never seen such demand for manifestos,” said Waterstone’s Politics Buyer Andrew Lake.
With more than a week still to go before the May 6 election, the sales underlie just how much interest there is in this election.
The Electoral Commission reported some 300,000 voter registration forms had been downloaded in the last month by the 20 April deadline.
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