How depressing to read the majority of people have so little interest in politics they don't even know there's an election looming.

For all those who saw the National Assembly of Wales as just another irrelevant tier of bureaucracy the news must feel like a vindication of their views.

For all those who battled to see devolved government in the principality it's a bit of a slap in the face.

It's also a wake-up call to all prospective candidates - if the electorate doesn't even realise there's an election, what are your chances of actually being returned?

It's only a century ago that the battle for one man (or woman) - one vote was fought.

How could we have become so disengaged from the political process in so short a time? The quality of candidates, or of government perhaps?