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Voting behaviour and age

Mike McCartney

25th February 2022

Good article as a starter for voting behaviour by Paul Waugh in the indy

Waugh argues that a raft of policy changes affecting pensioners is likely to cost them votes:

"Brexit undoubtedly drove a lot of the over-60s towards the Tories, yet the party is in danger of losing them again if it fails to listen to their worries about an income squeeze. The PM may be fearing the Gray report most right now, but it’s the grey vote he ought to fear just as much. As Gordon Brown discovered, the “pensioner pinch” is an issue few parties can ever avoid."

Read the full article here: Scrapping free NHS prescriptions for over-60s would prove Boris Johnson is risking crucial grey votes (

Mike McCartney

Mike is an experienced A-Level Politics teacher, author and examiner.

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