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'Youthquake' backed Corbyn in 2017 election

By Patrick Sturgis and Will Jennings, University of Southampton
The 2017 snap general election saw a dramatic shift in party support during the campaign. From polling as low as 25% in mid-April, Labour secured 40% of the actual vote on 8 June.
Commentators have offered a variety of explanations for the surge.
One of the most widely held views in the weeks that immediately followed the election was that Jeremy Corbyn had particularly appealed to young people, who turned out to vote at historically unprecedented levels - the so-called "youthquake".
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