Tories aren't just losing young people, it's older voters too


Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party enjoyed a surge in votes at the general election, leading to an unexpected hung parliament.

There is a narrative developing that these votes only came from an increased youth turnout.

This may be a simplistic assumption.

While Labour did resoundingly win among the younger age groups, exit polling suggests it's a bit of a myth that it was only these age groups that fuelled their turnout.

An exit poll of over 14,000 people by Lord Ashcroft Polls found that Labour and the Conservatives were practically neck and neck in the 45-54 age group.

All other age groups below were double digit victories for Labour, all above were for the Tories.

The Conservatives were ahead of London in the Midlands, East Anglia and the South East and South West outside London.

Working class voters broke more for Labour - with DE voters breaking 46 to 34 per cent in favour of Labour against the Tories.

So much for the Tories claiming they are the "party of working people".

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