Politics 15 June 2012 Labour opens up 47% poll lead Among 18 to 24-year-olds ... Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML If you raise tuition fees to £9,000 and allow youth unemployment to pass a million, don't be surprised if young voters desert you. The latest YouGov poll gives Labour a 47-point lead among 18 to 24-year-olds (NB: 15 per cent "would note vote" and 22 per cent "don't know") . The sample size is just 71, so the margin of error is large, but it's still a striking finding. While Ed Miliband's party enjoys the support of 58 per cent of the young, the Tories and the Lib Dems are on just 11 per cent each. Were anyone above the age of 24 barred from voting, here's how the result of the next election would look. Labour: 614 seats Liberal Democrats: 15 seats Conservatives: 1 seat Others: 20 seats Labour majority: 578 seats Hat-tip: Mike Smithson. › Michigan Democrat barred from state legislature for saying "vagina" Labour Party leader Ed Miliband: a hit with the young. Photograph: Getty Images. George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Why isn't Labour putting forward Corbynite candidates? Europe's elections show why liberals should avoid fatalism Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan are both slippery self-mythologisers – so why do we rate one more than the other?