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Howard wins the student vote

An overwhelming majority of Surrey students are set to vote Labour in next week’s election, says a recent poll.


The question, asked alongside the recent NUS referendum, was answered by almost 1200 Surrey University students with 54% intending to vote for the Labour Party.

The Conservative and Liberal Democrats, who together trebled tuition fees, were almost equal at just over 18% with the Greens running a poor fourth on 5%.

Many Surrey University students are registered to vote in Guildford which will give a huge boost to Howard Smith’s campaign.

Howard is not surprised by the poll: “Labour’s policies resonate with young people generally and particularly those in education.

"Labour will scrap tuition fees so that students do not have to carry huge debt into their working lives, reintroduce the Education Maintenance Awards (EMAs) to help those attending FE College, and raise the minimum wage to £10 an hour for young workers.

"Labour’s housing and transport policies are also attractive to young voters.”

Polls suggest younger voters could play a critical role in the General Election, so we would encourage all University of Surrey students to vote for a positive future on Thursday, 8th June.

Promoted by Nick Trier on behalf of Howard Smith, both of 9b Martyr Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LF.

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