Huge surge in registrations shows public’s engagement in general election result
Earlier today, the SKWAWKBOX reported Labour’s early surge – even before general election broadcast balance rules kick in – in voter intention polls. This rapid start has seen Labour exceed even the trajectory of the ‘Corbyn surge’ of 2017.
Labour’s ambition to govern has been buoyed by an additional factor – a huge surge in new voter registrations, with a majority of those registering in the age groups most likely to vote Labour.
1.4 million people registered to vote over the last month – with over 600,000 of those just in the last week:
Of those registering, the three largest categories by a distance are younger than 45 – age groups that largely vote Labour:
Every Labour supporter should be encouraging others to register. Some are doing it directly:
And as the Establishment panic grows and smears become more intense and more desperate, it is essential that Labour’s grassroots stick with iron discipline to ‘policies, policies, policies’ – and Labour’s vision for the kind of country the UK can be.
If you or someone you know are not registered to vote, you can do so online here. If you are a student studying in a marginal seat but living in a safe seat, make sure to register to vote in the marginal constituency. Registering for a postal vote is free and you do not have to give a reason for the request.
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