I can't remember any election in the last 20 years in which first-time voters may play such a pivotal role as 2010.
They're a key demographic for all the main parties - so the outcome of today's mock election at our QE 6th Form takes on particular significance. It has been reported to me that the results were as follows;
Labour: 61 votes (52%)
LibDems: 30 votes (30%)
Tories: 20 votes (18%)
That suggests that Jenny Chapman has a clear lead amongst younger voters, with the LibDems easily outstripping the Tories. Interesting times!