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Jeremy Corbyn to visit Brighton

AGE DIVIDED the nation at this month’s General Election more than in any other vote since the 1970s, a study has found.As shown by the charts above, a decisive number of 18-24 year olds voted for Labour.The polling firm found that turnout among young people was up on the 2015 election, matching the European Union referendum.And they swung in different directions, with younger voters voting more for Labour than they did in 2015, and voting more for the Conservatives than last time.May’s party picked up vote share among older voters, achieving a 7-point gain in the 45-54 age group and a 14-point increase in voters aged over 55.Kully Kaur-Ballagan, research director at Ipsos Mori, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We know that the Remain voters did go to Labour, and certainly the working class vote, we saw the collapse of Ukip and a lot of them did go to the Conservatives”.The “youthquake” behind Labour’s general election surge extended to the under-45s, according to authoritative Ipsos Mori estimates of how Britain voted published on Tuesday.Middle class voters in the ABC1 social grades were more likely than ever to vote Labour rather than Conservatives – and working class voters (C2DE social grades) were more likely than ever to vote for the Conservatives rather than Labour.Ipsos Mori said its estimate, which is based on resident adults in Britain, is more reliable and more meaningful than the usual figures based on registered voters.Labour had a 15-point lead among graduates, while the Conservatives had a 17-point lead among those with no formal qualifications.During the election, Jeremy Corbyn received widespread backing from United Kingdom artists – with the likes of JME, Skepta, and Wiley also voicing their support for the Labour leader.