NATIONAL: Theresa May hopes to target young voters

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PRIME minister Theresa May is targeting young voters with a tuition fee freeze and a £10bn boost for first time buyers, as she tries to stop Tory tensions over Brexit dominating the party’s conference.

The move came as Brexit back-biting threatened to engulf the gathering after another incendiary intervention by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who laid down a raft of red lines for EU withdrawal.

Attempting to shift the focus from Brexit to a good news domestic agenda, Mrs May announced that tuition fees will be frozen at the current £9,250 level until 2019, rather than increase with inflation by £250.

The amount graduates can earn before making repayments will also rise from £21,000 to £25,000 under the plans.