Party manifestoes outsell Harry Potter books in UK

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London, April 28 (ANI): Election fever seems to be gripping Brits, as party manifesto sales in the UK are overshadowing the purchase of Harry Porter book series.

According to book retailer Waterstone's, manifesto sales have increased by a record 160 per cent over 2005, even as the election is nearly a week away.

Lib Dem manifestoes are drawing almost 250 per cent more voters.

However, figures reveal the Conservatives are ahead with 38 per cent of the total manifesto sales so far at Waterstone's, followed by the Liberal Democrats on 32 per cent and Labour on 30 per cent.

The Tories are selling almost double the election pamphlet they sold in 2005 levels (193percent).

Labour occupies the third position with 97 per cent.

"This is clearly the most important election in a generation," Sky News quoted Andrew Lake, Waterstone's politics buyer, as saying.

Lake added: "I've worked in books for nearly 20 years and have never seen such demand for manifestos.

"These titles are outselling some of Waterstone's best-selling authors, including Nick Hornby and JK Rowling, and sales show no sign of abating." (ANI)

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