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Five ways politicians can win over young voters

  • Date29 June 2017

Following the surprise result of the UK general election earlier this month. Dr James Sloam, co-director of Centre for European Politics at Royal Holloway has provided his expertise to BBC News to describe how politicians can appeal to young voters:

"Turnout amongst 18-24 year olds rose from 43% in 2015 to 54% in the latest general election and most of them voted Labour, latest polling data shows.

It's a "wake up call", or a "tipping point" - says Dr James Sloam, co-director of Centre for European Politics at Royal Holloway University.

He says the increase in the youth vote has got to effect the agenda.

"What we know is that once people vote, they tend to vote for the same party again. Politicians cannot ignore young people on a permanent basis."'

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Turnout amongst 18-24 year olds rose from 43% in 2015 to 54% in the latest general election

 

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