We Don't Actually Know How Many Young People Voted In The General Election Yet
There's a figure of 72% being circulated, but no one seems to know where it's from.
People online keep saying that 72% of young people turned out to vote in the general election.
Including the re-elected Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy.
The earliest tweet about this appears to have been posted at 11pm on Thursday night – an hour after the polls closed.
Now news outlets are repeating the statistic.
Metro embedded former NUS president Malia Bouattia’s tweet in its story but have no other source.