This is how the British electoral map would look if only 18-24s were allowed to vote

The British electoral map would be bathed in a red hue if only 18-24 year-olds were allowed to vote, new research has revealed.

According to polling data carried out between 28th and 29th August 2018 Labour would take a massive 600 seats from the youngest voters if there was a General Election tomorrow.

The Conservatives would be left without any seats with the Liberal Democrats taking 21, the SNP taking nine seats and the Greens hanging on to their single seat.

The data highlights the popularity of leader Jeremy Corbyn among young voters, after he galvanised a once dormant voting group in the 2017 General Election.

According to the Ipsos Mori How Britain Voted survey following the General Election under-45s came out in force for Labour while over-54s voted in greater proportions for the Conservatives than in 2015.

Almost two-thirds of those aged 18-24 voting for Jeremy Corbyn’s party, while 61 per cent of over-64s voted Conservative.

14 Responses

  1. Dan Druff

    Brian your old AF… shut the hell up, what on earth do you know about what your average 18-24 year old is concerned with, tell you what it deffo isnt what your concerned about.

  2. Ian Lowe

    This is complete and utter nonsense. The Poll data here used a Tiny Scottish subsample. If you use a Proper poll of Scotland, for the 18-24 age group, the results are; SNP 46.7%, Labour 27.7%, Lib Dem 7.7% and Tory 4.3% – Which would result in 56 Seats for the SNP, 1 Seat for Labour (Ian Murray in Edinburgh South), and two Lib Dem Seats (Jo Swinson in East Dunbartonshire and Carmichael in Orkney). – and of course, no Tories.

  3. Bob Turner

    Most of that age group are also Remainers but sadly Corbyn is Lexit. There are going to be some unhappy bunnies when he sells them down the river, as he doesn’t actually have a master plan.

  4. John

    Thankfully, by the time those 18-24 year old people have grown up, they will realise that there actually is no such thing as a free lunch… they also represent less than 11% of the UK population, so we are quite safe until they grow older and wiser.

    1. Mark

      This assumes that people switch to Tory as they get older. Some do, most won’t.

      The Tory party, has been in power for the past eight years, but by very narrow margins (1 small majority, 2 minorities) and due to the high turnout of an ageing population. They have been aided by a press that is very hostile to Labour and changes to the elector register that has made it harder for young people (who move house frequently) to vote.

      This will change because young people don’t buy newspapers and long-term, the Tory party is finished.

    2. Chris

      I remember being told in the 80s as a child who didn’t like the Tories that I would vote Conservative if I ever became wealthy when I was older. I did become wealthy and I still would never vote for them.

  5. Paul Wilson

    What was the sample size for Scotland? most of that age group are pro Indie and the SNP . I take no one down South has saw the Rallies being held all over Scotland or the surge in support for membership of the SNP with numbers now above 125,000 making the SNP the 2nd largest Party in these isles/

    1. The headline is ambiguously (and thereby poorly) phrased. What the authors clearly intend to say is, “This is how the British electoral map would look if the only people allowed to vote were 18-24s”.

  6. Palash Dave

    The headline is ambiguously (and thereby poorly) phrased. What the authors clearly intend to say is, “This is how the British electoral map would look if the only people allowed to vote were 18-24s”. (And, with that, he eats shoots and leaves…)

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