Saturday, April 16, 2005

Student vote 'to swing 27 seats'

Let’s see now, the Muslim vote is reckoned to be 50 seats of importance, the Black vote is 70 and the student vote is apparently worth 27 seats. I wonder how many of these different voting groups overlap, or if they present a significant force in the coming election?

“The student vote will be crucial to deciding 27 key seats in the general election, says the Liberal Democrat president Simon Hughes. Promoting the party's plan to scrap tuition fees, Mr Hughes said student voters were swinging to the Lib Dems. "There is increasing interest among students on issues such as fees and Iraq - and all the polls show we're their party of choice," he said.

The Tories also back scrapping fees - and Labour promises increased grants.” Link


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