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Britain's young people are radicalised and registered. Will this be our election? | Micha Frazer-Carroll

Our generation is even more politicised than in 2017, and the spike in registration is a reason to hope that change is comingIs the "youthquake" of 2017 about to be upstaged? After just a glimpse at the voter registration figures for the upcoming election, it looks as if the next quake might chart even higher on the Richter scale. More than 3 million people registered to vote between the election being called and the deadline - 875,000 more than the same period in 2017 - and two-thirds of them were under 35.There was a lot of debate surrounding 2017's surge in young voting, including whether or not it actually happened. After a "youthquake" was initially declared after the election, a widely reported paper based on the British Election Study claimed that there was no substantial rise in youth turnout - leading many to declare the "youthquake" a myth. But more recent analysis from political scientists Patrick Sturgis and Will Jennings, indicating a large increase in turnout in 2017 among under-30s, suggests it was real after all. There is also much we don't know about how this year's youth registration spike will affect the final result on 13 December. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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