09 Jun '17, 1pm

What does the British election result mean for the environment?

What does the British election result mean for the environment?

So in the UK, Theresa May took her Conservative party into a snap election thinking that the opposition Labour party was in tatters, and she won the most seats. But she did not win a majority of the seats, resulting in what is called a “hung Parliament.” According to the Guardian , one of the reasons that Labour did so well was the huge turnout of young people; The “youthquake” was a key component of Corbyn’s 10-point advance in Labour’s share of the vote – exceeding even Blair’s nine-point gain in his first 1997 landslide. No official data exists for the scale of the youth vote but an NME-led exit poll suggests turnout among under-35s rose by 12 points compared with 2015, to 56%. The survey said nearly two-thirds of younger voters backed Labour, with Brexit being their main concern. This was an issue we covered on MNN just before the American election where I wrote that G...

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