The age parallels between Brexit vote and General Election are striking

Britain is becoming split between the young and the old, according to new polls revealed today.

A graph showing the age breakdown of the General Election in 2015, Brexit in 2016 and projected turnout in 2017 shows remarkable similarity, with people under 50 more likely to vote Labour and want to remain in the European Union.

The 2017 election will be remembered as one of the closest in history, with a number of constituencies changing hands thanks to just tens of votes.

Labour won Dudley North by 22 seats, the Tories won Richmond Park by 45 and Kensington and Chelsea changed hands for the first time in history with a majority just 20 votes.

The results ended in a hung parliament, with obvious parallels with the Brexit vote which was decided by a 52 per cent majority.

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