The election is pretty much over, and Labour has won a resounding victory.

Well, it is if the retired members of Unite the union have anything to do with it.

Speaking at their ­conference in Brighton a couple of days ago, I conducted a straw poll on who was going to vote for which party come December 12.

Among almost a hundred there, none will vote nationalist – either SNP or Plaid Cymru – and none will do as they’re told by bossyboots Jo Swinson of the Lib Dems.

As for the Tories, all I got was a low growl. All the hands went up for Labour, except for one brave Brexit Party voter.

Of course, this proves nothing. It’s an unscientific, statistically unrepresentative expression of opinion by a roomful of elderly troublemakers. Like me.

But I like to think – indeed, I do think – that it’s a distillation of political wisdom from a generation that has seen everything from Hitler and Hiroshima to the rocky-horror show of contemporary capitalism.

They have seen right through Alexander de Pfeffel ­Johnson’s fake “blue Conservatism” that pretends to care about working-class people and their families.

And they’re still fighting the good fight under Unite’s banner “Retired From Work – But Not From The Fight”. An army of 60,000 volunteers in branches all around the country.

Whether it’s free TV licences for the over 75s, the social-care crisis, winter fuel allowance or the unfair treatment of the 1950s’ generation of women pensioners, they won’t – in Dylan Thomas’ immortal phrase – go gentle into that good night.

More than two million new voters have registered for the first time for this election, and most of them will be young people.

If they show half the gumption and wisdom of Unite’s oldies, the poll outcome is not in doubt.