Conservative party

Panicking Tories need to rebuild and deliver on housing

BY Maggie Pagano   /  12 April 2019

The Conservatives are getting their knickers in a twist, and it’s not a Brexit twist. The latest navel-gazing is over new polling published this week which suggests that, unless the Tories can win over the young, they are doomed at the next election and possibly for the next generation.

If the numbers are to be believed, they are ghastly for the Tories. The figures from a new report from Onward, the right of centre think-tank, show that 83 per cent of Conservative voters are now over 45, compared to 53 per cent of Labour voters. Polling for the Generation Why? report also revealed that the median age at which a person is more likely to vote Tory is now 51.  This was up from 47 at the 2017 general election, and 34 before the 2017 election.