I've heard it claimed that the voting patterns for those aged 80 and older tend to differ from those age 65-79.
That the fact that they are of an age old enough to remember the war, the days before the Attlee reforms etc. tend to make them a lot more left leaning on issues such as Europe and the NHS than the general 65+ age bracket that most pollsters tend to group people into.
However, as much as I am sure I have read this in the past. I cannot for the life of me find any research about it. As said every single voter break down seems to just leave the 65+ group intact; I guess because they want to try and keep approximately equal age groups across the field rather than looking at the very niche true-oldies group.
My question: is anyone aware of any polls or other research that looks into a difference in the way people vote between the 'young old' and the 'old old'?