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What lies behind the UK’s new political map? Education, education, education

This has become the key determinant of our election results

By Paula Surridge  

Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/PA Images

“Education, education, education,” the mantra of the first Blair government, and one which heralded social change on a scale that has yet to be appreciated. The target of 50 per cent of young adults entering higher education, only recently met, is reshaping the social and the political landscape.

Unlike the social changes of the Thatcher era such as Right to Buy, it was not clear at the time it was announced that getting more…

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