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Old 30th Aug 2019, 07:25
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour losing appeal with students as support halves

Support for Labour among students has almost halved in 18 months, a survey suggested yesterday. The party’s position on Brexit may be causing voters to flock towards Remain-supporting parties such as the Liberal Democrats, according to the survey of almost 1,000 students.

Labour still has the support of 38 per cent of students who said that they were likely to vote, putting them ahead of other mainstream parties. However, this was a drop of more than 30 points from February last year, when 70 per cent said that they would vote Labour. In the latest survey, commissioned by Times Higher Education magazine, support for the Lib Dems was at 19 per cent, the Green Party recorded 18 per cent and the Conservatives 12 per cent......

Sir John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, who has led a team crunching UK election exit poll data since 1992, said the survey reflected the national picture. “The Liberal Democrat revival is mostly based on Remain voters; [they] have hardly picked up a single Leave voter during the course of this year,” he said.

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