General Election 2017: The youth vote was higher

Students celebrating after voting in the General Election

Many are saying the youth vote was the game changer in last night's election.

In 2015 just over 40 per cent of 18 to 24 years olds went to thepolling station - this time it was nearly double that.

Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford spoke to youngfirst time voters at City College in Southampton and students from theUniversity of Portsmouth. Why did they vote this time - and what hasit changed.

Interviewees include recent graduate Kathryn Lowe and PortsmouthUniversity Student Union President James Belmonte.

We also spoke to students at the South Downs Collegein Waterlooville, Hampshire.