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describe the significance of age in voting behaviour in the UK?
class is longer the key factor in predicting voting behaviour. how far do you agree?
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In the UK age has a big effect on who you are more likely to vote for. The younger you are the more likely you are to vote labour for example (the so-called 2017 youthquake can adhere to this) and the older you are the more likely you are to vote Conservative which is significant as the turnout for older people is significantly more than younger people.

Class would arguably no longer be a deciding factor in how people vote due to partisan dealignment and the idea that people no longer immediately identify with a class compared to how they would have done 50 years ago. But when looking at the AB,C1,C2 and DE social classes there are definitely crossovers in how people vote, meaning there is no longer a clear identifier when it comes to class as to how people will vote.

For both of these you would want to bring in other factors that might have an impact such as education, rational choice theory etc. Hope this helped
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(Original post by blurryleo)
In the UK age has a big effect on who you are more likely to vote for. The younger you are the more likely you are to vote labour for example (the so-called 2017 youthquake can adhere to this) and the older you are the more likely you are to vote Conservative which is significant as the turnout for older people is significantly more than younger people.

Class would arguably no longer be a deciding factor in how people vote due to partisan dealignment and the idea that people no longer immediately identify with a class compared to how they would have done 50 years ago. But when looking at the AB,C1,C2 and DE social classes there are definitely crossovers in how people vote, meaning there is no longer a clear identifier when it comes to class as to how people will vote.

For both of these you would want to bring in other factors that might have an impact such as education, rational choice theory etc. Hope this helped
Yes, Corbyn's 2017 swing saw young voters turnout much more than in previous years. Maybe name some of these policies, e.g. abolish tuition fees, welfare provisions - NHS, education, etc.


For class, talk about class dealignment, evident when comparing figures from 1964 (Cons, AB Class - 78%) to 2010 (AB - 40%).
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