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Student vote moving further to Labour.

Student vote moving further to Labour.

The student vote is moving even more to Labour than at the general election, according to research for the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi).

With the promise of scrapping tuition fees, there were big swings to Labour in university seats at this year's general election.

The latest figures in a series tracking student voting intentions show Labour reaching a new high of 68%.

But Hepi director Nick Hillman said the lead could still prove "flaky".

The polling survey, carried out by YouthSight, shows how Labour's support among students has more than trebled since 2010 - and has shifted considerably since being surveyed ahead of the 2017 general election, when 55% of students were backing Labour.

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