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Conservative Party members overwhelmingly old and male, YouGov study reveals


The survey by QMUL and YouGov of 1,000 Conservative members found that men account for nearly three-quarters of the membership – compared with around 50 per cent of those who voted for the party at the general election in June. It also reveals that just six per cent of members are aged between 18 and 25 while over-65s account for 44 per cent of the total membership, highlighting the uphill struggle for the Party in attracting younger voters to its ranks. In the make-up of other parties, the research claims, over-65s typically account for less than 30 per cent of membership figures and just 23 per cent of those who actually voted for the Conservatives at the snap election.
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