Could a 'youthquake' be on the way in Sheffield constituency where an extra 12,000 people have registered to vote?

Over 12,000 more people have registered to vote in a Sheffield constituency – which has the youngest average voters in the country.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 6:24 pm

Sheffield Central has seen a surge in registered voters for this election, compared to 2017.

A total of 89,849 people are signed up, an increase of 12,289 on the last general election in the constituency which, according to the Reach Data Unit, has the youngest average voters in the country.

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Sheffield Central has seen a surge in registered voters for this election, compared to 2017.

It follows a national trend which saw an increase led to vote between the election being called and the deadline - 875,000 more than the same period in 2017 - and two-thirds of them were under 35.

Sheffield Central's turnout at the last parliamentary election was just 62.2 per cent, the second lowest in the city.

John Mothersole, chief executive of Sheffield Council and returning officer for the city's count, has urged people to turn out and vote.

He said: "I have not met anybody who has not got an opinion on this election and if you have an opinion, you really should use your vote."

Polling stations will open at 7am and close at 10pm tomorrow (Thursday, December 12).