YESTERDAY saw a huge surge in voter applications from people under 34 years old, as the General Election looms.

According to the latest Government figures, a total of 308,000 registrations were made yesterday alone, of which, 103,243 were aged 25 to 34 and 102,768 were aged under 25.

The surge of Gen Z and Millennial voters could indicate a troublesome election for the Tories who's voters are predominantly older – according to voter data from the 2017 election – with less than a quarter of voters between 18 and 29 supporting them.

Two-thirds (67%) of all registrants yesterday were under 34 and for the whole of November so far, that age group has dominated 65.5% of all registrations.

Since the start of 2019, 8,472,432 people have registered to vote in total.

People under 34 dominated the vote registrations yesterday

The last time voter sign-up exceeded this figure was on May 22 2017, three weeks before the June general election. The day also coincided with the Manchester Arena bombing.

The deadline for voter registration is Tuesday, November 26.

Earlier today, young adults were urged by under-18s and celebrities to sign up to vote so they can use the power of the ballot box to tackle the climate and nature crises.

The call came after the Electoral Commission reveals that a third of young people are not registered to vote, with only 66% of 18 to 19-year-olds and 68% of those aged 20-24 correctly signed up.

Students who are too young to vote are helping launch #ItsOurTime, a politically neutral campaign which aims to motivate young people concerned about climate change to sign up before the registration deadline.

The deadline for registering to vote in the General Election on December 12 is Tuesday.

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