Election Explained

How students can register to vote in their home town or at university – and why it matters

Students could play a crucial role in deciding the result in a number of key seats, but will need to think ahead about where they are going to vote, writes Benjamin Kentish

Wednesday 30 October 2019 21:14
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The student vote could have a big impact on a number of seats
The student vote could have a big impact on a number of seats

Boris Johnson has got his way: voters will go to the polls on 12 December in the UK’s third general election in four years.

The date of the poll was highly contentious, with the opposition parties seeking to bring it forward to 9 December – a difference of only three days, but a potentially significant one nonetheless.

Why? Because of the potential impact on students.

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