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Online voting could increase youth turnout—so it’s unlikely the Tories will introduce it

Meanwhile, voter ID proposals could dissuade marginalised groups further

By Abi Wilkinson  

It seems undemocratic to not represent the wide spread of opinion in the country. Photo: PA

This election is all about turnout. Demographics that are more likely to vote Labour have always been statistically less likely to make it to the polls, but this time, that difference is starker than ever. Much more than social class, age is now the primary dividing line. Young people are overwhelmingly likely to support the leftwing party, which also has a sizeable lead amongst 25-to-34-year-olds. Older voters, however, heavily favour the Conservatives; in…

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