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From left: Nigel Farage, whose Ukip has an 11-point poll lead; Ed Miliband; David Cameron; Natalie Bennett; and Nick Clegg

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Students from the richest neighbourhoods are almost 10 times more likely to go to a top university than those from the poorest areas

Rich teenagers still dominate top universities

Wealthy students are ten times more likely to get into best universities

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