BBC NEWS ONLINE: The myth of the 2017 'youthquake' election

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 29/1/2018

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A surge in youth turnout has often been cited as the reason for Labour's unexpectedly strong performance in the 2017 election. The trouble is, it seems there was no such "youthquake", write members of the British Election Study team.

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TitleThe myth of the 2017 'youthquake' election
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/18
DescriptionA surge in youth turnout has often been cited as the reason for Labour's unexpectedly strong performance in the 2017 election. The trouble is, it seems there was no such "youthquake", write members of the British Election Study team.
URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42747342
PersonsEdward Fieldhouse, Jane Green, Jonathan Mellon, Chris Prosser