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Professor Tim Bale, Majority of every worker group voted for Labour over Tories except retired, election poll finds

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Retired voters were the only employment group to support the Tories over Labour in the general election, according to a new poll. A majority of those identifying as unemployed or students also backed Labour, a YouGov poll taken in the five days after the election showed. Professor Tim Bale said young people had borne the brunt of austerity measures embraced by the Conservative-led governments since 2010: "They're worried about housing, tuition fees, the gig economy, stable jobs — it's no surprise they are fed up."
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