Young people are more left wing - in fact, recent analysis by YouGov shows that for every ten years older a person is, the likelihood they vote Conservative increases by 8 points and the likelihood they vote labour decreases by 6 points
Unfortunately for Labour, young people are the least likely to vote.
According to a tweet by Newcastle University senior lecturer in applied linguistics, Alan Firth, if 30 per cent more young people vote (that would make turnout 56% - still 10 percentage points below the national average) - Labour would beat the Tories on June 8th.
Simply put, if the vote of 18-24 year olds goes up by 30% compared to last GE, Tories will lose on 8 June https://t.co/87yshswG2z
— Alan Firth 🇩🇰🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@Alan Firth 🇩🇰🇬🇧🇪🇺)
We're not entirely sure of the maths Alan used to get these figures - but it is clear that the higher turnout of young people, the better Labour will do.
There are approximately 6,762.422 18-25 year olds living in the UK, according to the ONS. If voter turnout increased by 30 per cent from 2015 that would mean 56% would turn out to vote, or 3,786,956. If 55 per cent of these voted for Labour that would lead to just over 2 million more votes for Corbyn (2,082,285).