So how do you explain Conservative/Labour/LibDems party politics.In fact, it makes the 'safe seat' scenario worse.
The ANC in South Africa has won every election since 1994.
Joe Public has no say in who heads the Party Lists. You have to be a party member to vote on that.
So you have gross incompetents near the top of the list because they have a lot of sway in party structures.
Corruption, nepotism, cronyism, downright theft is no bar - if you are 'connected', then you get in.
Conservatives privatize everything and then make a killing selling the shares.
Labour is lead by incompetents who haven't got a clue what they're doing.
Lib Dems just a joke who think they have a realistic chance. 52% of the voting population won't vote for them.