The great election turn-off: the true scale of millennials and Gen Z who won’t vote

Exclusive: New polling reveals that those aged between 18 and 34 feel disenfranchised by the political parties

David Maddox,Alicja Hagopian
Saturday 22 June 2024 20:56
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Huge numbers of younger people feel disenfranchised by the political parties and are not going to vote, exclusive polling for The Independent shows.

According to research carried out by Techne UK, around four in 10 people – 41 per cent – aged 18 to 34 have either not registered to vote (24 per cent) or are registered but have decided not to go to the ballot box (17 per cent) next month.

Leading pollster Lord Hayward described the figure as “very high” for this stage of an election.

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