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Labour mustn’t take youth vote for granted

The Times

Policy Fellow Ted Christie-Miller writes for The Sunday Times about younger voters and how the Conservatives are losing their support. He writes:

“Labour has historically been the party of the young and this remains true. The average age at which a person is more likely to vote Conservative than Labour has risen from 34 in 2016 to 51 in 2019, according to the think tank Onward. A new Savanta poll finds that 60 per cent of those between the ages of 18 and 25 would vote Labour if there was a general election tomorrow.

But as the Labour Party seemingly fails to produce an offering for my generation, it leaves me asking: where do the young go now?

As I wrote in these pages last year, the Conservatives have no immediate incentive to create policies for the young. Their core voter base are older, rural and homeowners. If they are to scrape a victory in next year’s general election, that is probably where they need to focus.”

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