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Safe as houses? How the rise of private renting could swing London’s council elections

The polls show London turning red (and grey). Is a "renterquake" responsible?

By Jack Beckett  

Do renters and owners vote differently? And how will it effect London in the council elections?

Londoners, eh, walking around like they rent the place. Indeed, as of 2017, private renters are now the most common form of housing tenure in the capital. This group of nearly 900,000 are young, have migrated, are concerned with housing availability—and what’s more, they’re starting to vote about it. In fact, capturing the imagination of this voting bloc will have serious implications for this week’s local elections

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