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NHS and tuition fees swing students’ political votes

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Vet students are left wing but don’t tend to consider animal welfare issues when deciding which political party will get their vote.

If vet students had been given the deciding vote in the 2017 general election, Jeremy Corbyn would have stormed to power in a landslide Labour victory.

That is according to a recent study on the political views of UK veterinary undergraduates.

It found that future vets are highly politically engaged, overwhelmingly likely to vote Labour and supportive of staying in the EU – only around one in five voted to leave in the 2016 referendum.

The study – ‘An investigation of UK veterinary students’ political …

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