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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.
Dagenham and Rainham, Bury South, Cardiff North and Bassetlaw are among the new tranche seeking a Conservative candidate.
The husband-and-wife team previously sat as independents.
Another region, another strong Conservative result against a mismanaged Labour campaign plagued by local miseries.
Welsh Tories are back to levels of representation last seen in the 1980s. How did they pull it off, and how they can build on it?
The third piece in our series examines the four-way battle for the hearts and minds of voters in Wales.
Plus: David Davis, worst ties offender. Re-predicting my election predictions. Labour’s plight in Scotland and Wales. And: Why books by female political authors aren’t stocked.
Plus: This week’s focus groups with undecided voters in Northampton and Cardiff; and what would the party leaders do with a Friday night off?