The Rising Political Salience of Young Renters

By: Robin White  Published: June 2018


Pollster Matt Singh has described the 2017 General Election as a 'rentquake'. Noting that the tenure in which voters live is increasingly an important factor in how they vote. In particular, the growing numbers of young private renters could be becoming key to success at the next general election.

In this short briefing Shelter breaks down some of the trends around this and demonstrates how a new offer on housing, and private renting in particular, is needed.


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