Young voters are the unknown factor in the british elections

Brexit is the most important issue for young voters, who were not entitled to vote at the referendum in 2016. The young people are the biggest supporters and

Young voters are the unknown factor in the british elections

Brexit is the most important issue for young voters, who were not entitled to vote at the referendum in 2016.

The young people are the biggest supporters and most left-wing voters in the Uk.

But it is also the dedicated group of voters, where the smallest proportion expected to cast their vote at Thursday's british parliamentary elections.

Prime minister Boris Johnson's conservative party is, according to most opinion polls to get a majority at the elections.

But the group of young voters, which has grown over the past year, can get the result to swing in unexpected directions.

At the recent parliamentary elections in the united kingdom in 2017 voted 66 percent of young people between 18 and 19 years in the opposition Labour party.

Just 19 percent of voters in the age group voted in favour of the ruling party, The Conservative Party.

Polls show that the older british voters are, the more likely it is that they will vote conservative - the sounds of 47 years.

By before the european elections in may, voted a majority of young people at parties, the liberal democratic party and The Green Party. Both parties are against brexit.

But at Thursday's parliamentary elections applies valgprincippet the "First Past The Post", which means that the winner of the constituency runs with it all and become the member of the house of Commons.

Thus favors the electoral system, the country's major parties, The Conservative Party and the Labour party.

And are the young voters a choice, to one of the two parties must win the county seat, so there is probability that the young will vote for the Labour party.

It assesses the Rosalind Shorrocks, researcher in british politics at the University of Manchester.

For Labour go to the polls on a promise of a new referendum on brexit.

And it is an especially important topic for young people, who were not old enough to participate in the referendum in 2016.

Young people in Britain are mainly for that Uk stay in the EU, and the pattern has been the same since the referendum, she says.

1.4 million people under the age of 25 have registered as voters prior to the election 12. december.

in comparison, there were 900,000 in voters under the age of 25 years at the parliamentary elections in 2017.

The big question is whether the young people are going to participate in Thursday's election.

But the trend is according to Shorrocks, more and more young people are taking part in the election. In 2017 voted 54 percent of the 18 to 24-year-olds, while in 2015 was only 38 percent.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 12 December 2019, 13:00

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