However, it is also possible to see age as an expression of a sort class. Older voters are more likely to be home owners, who tend to be more Conservative. They are also more likely to be private landlords, albeit on a modest scale. Younger voters, meanwhile, are more likely to be trapped in "generation rent" where the combination of the "gig economy" and very high rent and service costs for housing combine to put them in a position where they can't save enough for a deposit or demonstrate a regular enough income to get a mortgage.
Public policy is often designed to appeal to either renters or to owner occupiers. Landlords may well have policy preferences that directly opposed to renters. Below is a chart I have
This is just one more aspect of what was a very confusing and hard to understand election result.