Tuesday, April 29, 2014

York students to vote Liberal Democrat in 2015

An encouraging report from the student newspaper York Vision:
Students at the University will predominantly vote for the Lib Dems in 2015, Vision can reveal, after a poll showed that 35 per cent of students will vote for Nick Clegg’s party. 
Despite having one of the largest Conservative societies in the UK, only 13 per cent said that they would vote for the Conservatives, and 4 per cent said that they would vote for UKIP. 
Left-wing parties had more votes than right-wing parties, with 14 per cent saying they would vote Green whilst 24 per cent said that they would vote Labour.
And I am amused to see that left-wing student politicians have not changed at all in the 94 years since I was secretary of York Liberal Students:
Megan Ollerhead, ex-chair of the University of York Socialist Society said: “The fact that just over a third of students would vote Lib Dem is worrying and points to either a collective false consciousness about how bad they really are, or a lot of young people with very short memories.”

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