In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
His “Goldilocks Politics” of “too much/too little, too fast/too slow” throughout the pandemic is unlikely to win over voters.
Plus: we profile the latest tranche of newly selected candidates.
Alicia Kearns joins Joe Robertson and Bob Seely in the island contest.
If the parties support campaigners appropriately, then there will be good to be gained from this election.