Some 800,000 fewer people are registered to vote, writes Alison Goddard.
Individual registration has resulted in fewer people on electoral rolls, according to official statistics. Those constituencies with the biggest falls all have a strong university presence, reports the Financial Times. It states that the largest drop was in Cardiff Central, which saw an 18.3 per cent fall, followed by Liverpool Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne East, Nottingham South and Ceredigion. A small change in the number of voters could have a decisive impact in a closely fought election, it says.
We have two general election crib sheets, available only to full subscribers to HE, which list the parties and their higher education-related pledges and the policy areas and the pledges made by the parties.