Do men and women vote differently in general elections?

Women and men have often had different ideas when it comes to voting in elections.

In the 2019 general election, the British Election study found one of the biggest gender gaps in party support in modern British history, with more men voting Conservative and more women voting Labour.

But what about now? The Independent’s data correspondent Alicja Hagopian dives into the numbers.

A recent YouGov polling shows that the gender gap among Labour and Tory voters in this election is shrinking — but the real divide comes for Reform voters.

The latest polls, released just yesterday (3 July), showed that 40 per cent of women were planning to vote Labour, compared to 38 per cent of men. It’s the same similarity for Conservative voters, with 23 per cent support among women, and 21 per cent men.