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Will education be key issue in the election.

Will education be key issue in the election.

Class used to be an accurate indicator of voting habits - but that's no longer the case. In the first of a three-part Divided Kingdom series for BBC Newsnight, Katie Razzall reports on one of the new key political divides - education.

"Whether you look at the vote for Brexit, the vote for Trump or for Marine Le Pen," says Prof Matthew Goodwin of the Chatham House think tank and Kent University, "education was the biggest predictor of whether somebody would vote against the mainstream centre option."

Prof Goodwin says education is now arguably "the most important divide" in Western elections.

Fifty years ago, only a very small slice of UK society went to university. Now it's the norm. 

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