Friday, 26 May 2017

Renters Could Swing The Election In 93 Seats

There are 93 ‘renter marginals’ where there are more private renters without a strong commitment to any political party, according to analysis by the Renters Vote campaign. Up to 30 seats could be taken by a party that appeals to these voters. 73 of the renter marginals are in England, while 18 are in the devolved nations.  The renter swing vote was calculated by multiplying the electorate at the 2015 election by the proportion of the population that rent privately. This was then multiplied by 30%, the proportion of private renters who told a Survation poll that they were likely to vote for a different party at future elections. Read more on 24housing.

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