In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
We cannot waste the opportunity that our Government’s high-speed rail investment plans presents.
We haven’t had it easy, but we are resilient and resourceful. Our appetite for change is bad news for the party that took us for granted.
The appointment of a new chief constable who was criticised over his investigation into Edward Heath is seen as the latest saga to afflict a “broken force”.
It is a relic of an out-of-date fashion for the big and artificial rather than the small, local and rooted.