NIGEL Farage has claimed many university students voted twice and helped tip the balance of the General Election towards the Labour party.The former Ukip leader made the accusation that students across Britain cast one ballot where their family lived, and another where they studied – which in turn benefited the left-wing party. While British citizens are able to register to vote in two locations, it is a criminal offence to vote twice in an election.Asked in an interview with US media why so many young people voted Labour in the General Election, Mr Farage suggested they were too young to understand the implications of “Marxism”. He said: “Marxism is very appealing if you’ve never been exposed to it before or seen what history has done with it. “Corbyn went around saying to our students ‘look, I will wipe away all your tuition fees, I will promise you a land where there’ll be money for this, and money for that, and it’ll all be absolutely lovely’ and young people were very attracted by it.”But in a remarkable accusation against young people in Britain, the 53-year-old added: “And, can I say, many of them were so attracted by it they actually voted twice – they voted once where they live, and secondly where they’re students, so that needs a bit of looking at.” Mr Farage’s theory comes amid news that young people were not as responsible as initially thought for the shock election result last Thursday. Immediately after the election results came in, reports circulated that 72 per cent of young people under 30 turned out in this year’s vote.However, analysis by YouGov has shown that 57 per cent of voters aged 18 to 19 voted, 59 per cent of 20 to 24-year-olds voted, and 64 per cent of voters aged 25 to 26 turned out. While the results are much higher than in 2015, when just 43 per cent of voters aged 18 to 24 went to the polls, it is much lower than the 72 per cent figured quoted by the former head of the NUS Malia Bouattia and Labour MP David Lammy. And the youth vote was still far lower than that of older people, with 84 per cent of those aged 70 and over going to the ballot box.However, the large increase in youth vote is believed to have had a considerable effect on Labour’s surge in vote share – and the Tories’ disastrous result. The Express.co.uk has contacted the Electoral Commission for a comment.