Jeremy Corbyn may have hit upon the next big political fad: Snapchat populism. The UK Labour leader finished second to the Conservatives in Thursday's general election, but with the party's highest share of the vote since 2001. The secret may be that Corbyn galvanized support among the younger "millennial" age group. It's effectively a new generation of grievance-pandering.
Both the number of people voting, and the number backing Labour, seem to have increased most in parliamentary constituencies with more young voters, according to a Breakingviews analysis using Office for National Statistics data. In the 15 constituencies with the highest percentage of 18 to 25-year-olds, Labour support was on average 16 percentage points higher than in the last election in 2015. Turnout also increased by more than the UK figure, though it was slightly lower in absolute terms.