The Tories have been targeting the poorest students most with cuts and fee increases in line with their brutal economic agenda. A recent poll showed 44 per cent of 18-24 year olds intend to vote Labour compared to 21 per cent who would vote Conservative. There is only one way we can influence who gets hit hardest over the next five years and that is ensuring young people vote.We know 18-24 year olds are the age group least likely to vote on polling day but most likely to vote Labour if they do.
These statistics allow politicians to ignore young people. They will slash budgets for students and young workers whilst increasing funds for the over-65s in wealthy areas. This is because over-65s are more likely to vote (and vote Tory) on election day.
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