It was the young that all voted for Corbyn wasn’t it? Or was it all the old codgers who allowed Theresa May to remain in office with the help of some religious terrorists?
How dare I disparage older people? Yet it is somehow okay to blame ‘young people’ and infer they are all naive and have the idealism of youth? And rest assured the usual suspects of the Tory Party, the right-wing media and all the political commentators who got the result so so wrong ARE blaming ‘young people’ for THEIR failure and incompetence!!
Now that I have that off my chest – and by the way I’m in my early 50’s – let’s have a look at who voted by age and a few other descriptors according to the Lord Ashcroft data which holds many surprises.
Voting by Age
The figures are all percentages of each age group and only record a CON or a LAB vote and hence do not add up to 100. We see that between them the two main parties got between 79% and 85% of all votes by age group thus 15% – 21% voted for other parties such as Lib Dem, SNP etc. . .