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.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
It is certainly not the Brexit that people voted for. As Bill Clinton might have said about the main issue: It’s the Sovereignty, Stupid!
But neither the American President’s concession to Britain nor the question of double standards are likely to deter some Parliamentarians.
They have gone either way in successive elections, but their recent results show up electoral trends that helping the Tories.
Plus: The Government’s push to rig the EU referendum: guilty as charged. Cameron and tax: innocent until or unless proved otherwise. And: my shoulder freezes over.
Soubry blames Cable, Cable blames his successors – and Pursglove argues that the threat to Tata jobs proves that we should leave the EU.
Continuing our series, this week we look at the solid Conservative performance in the East Midlands.
Peter Bone in Wellingborough, and Tom Pursglove in Corby, are campaigning on a staunchly Eurosceptic platform. Mrs Bone approves, but rather wishes it was all over.
UKIP look set to hand Labour a string of critical marginals in the close-fought two way battle for this region.