If you want to understand why the political parties have no control of the election process just look at the current flooding in the Yorkshire area. There are a number of Labour seats in this so called “Red Wall‘ area that the Tories hope to win yet some of these seats are those badly affected by the recent flooding. There are no political strategies nor messaging plans that can really take account of acts of God or the result of man made global warming ( I suspect the former is far more politically neutral than the later). But in a wet November these things will happen and their potential for influencing the outcome of the election could be significant – especially if they happen on Election Day.
4000 holes in Lancashire might have filled the Albert Hall in the 1960’s but what of the torrent of water that cut off Meadowhall? That could easily wash away many political careers.