Surge in new voters sparks talk of UK election ‘youthquake’

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JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In a British election dominated by Brexit, young voters who had no say in the country's decision to leave the European Union could hold the key to victory. That is, if they can be bothered to vote. It has long been a truth in British politics that young people vote in lower numbers than older ones. In the last election in 2017, just over half of under-35s voted, compared to more than 70% of those over 60. But that may be changing. According to official figures, 3.85 million people registered to vote between the day the election was called on Oct. 29 and Tuesday's registration deadline — two-thirds of them under 35. The number of new registrations is almost a third higher than in 2017. Amy Heley of Vote for your Future, a group working t
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