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How can Labour win back older voters?

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Secure Zone, Dee room, Hall 7

Hilton Metropole

King's Road

Brighton

BN1 2FU

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Annual Conference 2017 - The Labour Party


Rather than the traditional divides of class, income and occupation, several pollsters, pundits and commentators have identified the new dividing line of British politics as being age. Based on a survey of over 52,000 people who voted in the 2017 general election, Labour was 47 percentage points ahead amongst 18-19 year-old first time voters. Conversely, amongst those aged over 70, the Conservatives led by 50 percentage points. Despite a flurry of manifesto commitments to maintain the triple lock and protect winter fuel payments, Labour still struggled to cut through with huge swathes of the older population.


Join Andrew Gwynne MP, Co-National Campaign Coordinator, at this New Statesman and Age UK event, asking why older people seem to have a continued aversion to backing Labour over the Conservatives.


Chair:

Jon Bernstein - New Statesman former Deputy Editor


Speakers:

Andrew Gwynne MP - Campaigns and Elections Chair

John Curtice - Professor of Politics, Strathclyde University

Caroline Abrahams - Charity Director, Age UK


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BN1 2FU

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