14 Labour supporting students tell us what they think of the election results
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The National Student has asked Labour voting students how they feel about the results of yesterday's general election, and here's what they have to say: Lucy Fletcher, a fashion communications student from Liverpool John Moores University, is very pleased about the turn out in younger voters: "I'm feeling optimistic. With a 72% turn out among young voters and huge Labour swings across the country, it doesn't feel like a Labour majority could be many elections away at all. As for today, I just have my fingers crossed for an unlikely Labour minority government." Izzy Simmonds, an English lit student at UCL, has watched her constituency turn red for the first time in 176 years: "The result is the "best" we could have hoped for but I have mixed feelings. Nationally, the uncertainty is very worrying, but locally for me, my constituency has gone Labour after 176 years of Conservatives, which is an incredible result." Chris Carson, who studies Mechanical Engineering at Strathclyde, says: "Labour ran a fantastic campaign and got the backing of a lot of British youth. But once again, the bankers and businessmen up in their high castles are oblivious to the problems the Tory government cause because they get to stay rich and watch the rest of the country struggle." Georgie Harris, a Spanish and politics student at The University of Edinburgh, is also pleased with voter turn out amongst 18-24 year olds: "I'm extremely proud of the positive campaign Labour ran and we've proven so many critics wrong, clearly massively mobilising 18-24 year olds who felt strongly enough to turn out and vote in this election. I think this whole election has completely backfired on Theresa May and the Tories, but it shows a strong opposition now to whatever government she tries to form." Jack Griffiths, a marketing student at Liverpool John Moores University, sees this election as a victory: "I think despite not gaining the majority this was a historic campaign, and a monumental victory, not just for Corbyn and Labour, but for the millions of young people who got their voices heard too." Emili Peake, a psychology student at UCLan, hopes this is the end of Theresa May's reign: "I'm really pleased to see more seats go to Labour and other places close the gap. I think we are still going to have a Conservative government, but without Theresa May, which would be fabulous!" Joanna Xiourouppa, a PR student at Edge Hill University, is also glad to see Theresa May's popularity decline: "Glad to be seeing Theresa May knocked off her perch - also exceptionally proud of my fellow students for coming together to make a stand."
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