Our survey of the electoral battlefield kicks off with the East Midlands, where Labour and the Tories go head-to-head with minimal interference from smaller parties.
The former RAF Squadron Leader has already begun the campaign he is calling ‘The Battle of Broxtowe’ .
We have identified two of the three candidates in the final.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
This is not about infiltration. Rather, it’s about defending democracy and the Leave vote, in a traditional, decent, moderate, thoughtful and patriotic way.
When asked for it, the three MPs presented none. The reason is simple: this supposedly sinister entryist army does not exist.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
We regret the Party being less broad a tent than it did this morning. But the position of these MPs had become impossible – and intolerable.
P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.
Continuing our series, this week we look at the solid Conservative performance in the East Midlands.
UKIP look set to hand Labour a string of critical marginals in the close-fought two way battle for this region.