In the large Muslim communities in such towns as Dewsbury, Blackburn and Bradford, integration is not taking place.
They described Johnson as a “dictator”, and want a local champion. The Conservatives have now selected their candidate.
The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.
This region contains a sizeable clutch of those crucial ‘Labour Leave’ seats through which the Prime Minister is trying to pave his path to an overall majority.
As the MP for the city seat for twelve years, I suppose I am as good a guide as anyone to the campaign ahead.
Also including: Twickenham, Battersea, Croydon Central, Kingston and Surbiton, and Dewsbury.
Stockton South, Dewsbury, Plymouth Sutton and more.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.
All the latest news of shortlists and selections from right across the country.
All the latest candidate selections, shortlists in key marginals and details of tonight’s contests.
We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
The Tories ousted Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrats managed to return two seats, but otherwise this region was a low-scoring draw for the main parties.
This week marks a bleak anniversary for those from the former princely state. But there’s a new corrective to the Tory pro-India tilt.