The swing was a below average by-election one to an opposition party, and about half the swing to the party that the national polls are showing.
This decision reiterates the political importance of the UK’s cities to our party – and we must aim for a blue-led council in 2022.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
Nick Timothy is from this Birmingham seat, which could go blue if anyone can be bothered to vote.
Plus: shortlists for Middlesbrough South and Wakefield; and, new selections and nominations in key target seats across the country.