It’s because conservative politicians have been more adept at exploiting the deep cross-currents than progressive rivals, made easier by a first-past-the-post voting system. The young are concentrated in cities, while the elderly are segregated and in smaller towns so their votes count in more constituencies and many more vote.
Doesn’t that just seal Willy Hutton’s validity as a political commentator?
Urban constituencies tend to have a smaller number of voters in them. That’s what the Boundary Commission changes are all about, the urban seats tend to lose population over time. Thus, at any particular time, given the historic nature of the information used to set boundaries, there are fewer voters in each urban const than in rural.
So, da youf’s vote is worth more than those of the crocks, not less.