This short report sets out to identify the marginal constituencies in England and Wales where young voters could make the greatest impact at the 2017 general election.
The research found that there are 43 marginal seats where the number of “new” voters – those who have turned 18 since the last election two years ago – exceeds the incumbent MP’s majority.
Of the 15 seats where “new” voters outnumber the incumbent’s majority by the biggest margin, 11 belong to the Conservatives and 4 to Labour.
This research also found that there are 39 marginal seats where the incumbent MP’s majority equates to less than 10% of the number of potential voters aged 18 to 34.
Of the 15 seats where this group outnumbers the incumbent MP’s majority by the largest amount, 8 belong to the Conservatives and 7 belong to Labour.