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Student vote boosts Labour

A high turnout among young voters has increased Labour's vote share, according to the National Union of Students.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party won 261 seats in the general election on 8 June, 31 more than it previously had. The Conservatives remain the largest party in the UK with 318 seats, but no party has an overall majority in the House of Commons.

The Labour Party performed strongly in areas with universities, including Sheffield and Canterbury. Nick Clegg, a former leader of the Liberal Democrats, lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour’s Jared O’Mara by more than 2,000 votes, and Canterbury elected a Labour MP for the first time since the constituency was formed in 1918.

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