Students inspired by Corbyn played big role in Labour surge

The surprise surge of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party in the general election has been explained by a significant rise in youth turnout, with experts saying 18 to 24-year-old voters could have turned a number of key constituencies red.


Though no official age breakdown of voters has been calculated, figures point to a significant increase in turnout among young people as well as a significant increase in overall turnout in university towns.


Student-heavy constituencies including Newcastle East, Newcastle Central, Manchester Withington, Manchester Central, Cambridge and Canterbury were among the top 22 constituencies that saw the highest increase in overall turnout.


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