Electoral data shows there really was a youthquake

Today the Electoral Commission released the voter turnout by each age group, and now the data proves there was a real rise in young voters visiting the ballot box.

Age 2014 Turnout 2017 Turnout Change (percentage points)
18 – 24 62.7% 69.3% 6.5%
25 – 29 62.1% 67.6% 5.5%
30 – 34 67.4% 70.9% 3.5%

In the 18-24 age range, turnout was up 6.5% points from the 2014 election. It’s great to see more young people getting involved and exercising their right to vote.

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