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


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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