Daily Mail: The average age of a Conservative party member is 72, according to a 2017 study by The Bow Group

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A Twitter photo of a group of middle-aged Tories claiming to be 'young Conservatives' has sparked amusement online.

Dubbed the 'grey-haired youngsters' by sharp-tongued tweeters, the group appear to be mostly in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

Nevertheless, they proudly brandish a 'Young Conservatives' poster, apparently oblivious to the irony.

Dubbed the 'grey-haired youngsters' by sharp-tongued tweeters, the group appear to be mostly in their 30s, 40s and 50s+2

Dubbed the 'grey-haired youngsters' by sharp-tongued tweeters, the group appear to be mostly in their 30s, 40s and 50s

The Tory activists from Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham in London have since become the butt of hundreds of online jokes

Left-wing campaigner Nick Lowles tweeted the image with the caption: 'There is something strange about this picture of 'young' Conservatives but I can't quite put my finger on it....'

The post was liked more than 8,000 times and received hilarious responses from bemused tweeters.

Tippopotamus replied: 'They are all in their early twenties, but being evil is so very bad for the complexion.'

Meanwhile, Hugo Adriaanse said: 'The curious case of Conservative buttons.'

And Anthony Kreppel joked: 'This is obviously a leftover snap from the morning of April 1st. What funsters are the grey-haired youngsters.'

Bevan Boy noted: 'Tough paper round for these 'young conservatives.'

Meanwhile, others took offence to the sartorial choices on display in snap.

A Twitter account called N.Y.T.A said: 'The footwear alone tells you none of these people are young.'

However, some defended the far-from-sprightly activists claiming they were young compared to some Tories.

Steve Klarich said: 'I'm pretty sure they are young as far as Conservatives go!'

John Stealer observed: 'No no, they are young Conservatives, you must take into account that the average age for a Tory member is 98, but it has come down a little from 102 due to a recent influx of 'run through a wheat field' young hooligans.'

The average age of a Conservative party member is 72, according to a 2017 study by The Bow Group.

The photo has since been deleted from the Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Young Conservatives social media page.

The organisation has been contacted for comment.

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Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019