2020-01-12 10:58:46 UTC
Before the GE of 2019, we were often told, sometimes by people who
claimed a pretty good record in sensing which way the political wind was
blowing, that millions of new voters, being young, would naturally vote
Labour and that this, in replacing the Conservative wrinkles that had
died off, would lead to a Labour landslide, Labour being the largest
party, and a Labour government. So sure of their record of political
forecasting, some even laid bets on the latter.
In due course, millions of new voters did in fact register, but the
result was a Conservative landslide.
So, why did the millions of Labour-supporting young people not bring the
oft-forecast Labour-government outcome?