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Where the Tories have rallied in Scotland, Labour appear to have done so here. There is a broad range of possible Conservative targets, but only a few anticipated gains.
Another region, another strong Conservative result against a mismanaged Labour campaign plagued by local miseries.
Also: Alliance attacks unionist pact and bids for pro-Union voters; rocky start for Plaid Cymru’s campaign; and Northern Ireland awaits judgement in ‘gay cake’ case.
The third piece in our series examines the four-way battle for the hearts and minds of voters in Wales.
The long-awaited Parliamentary Constituencies Bill will give voters fairer representation, and prevent political delay tactics.