On the old electoral map, equally-sized seats was an unambiguous win for the Conservatives. But 2019 changes the calculation.
For now, enjoy your Christmas break. You have earned it and should be proud of what we have achieved.
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.
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Those representing working class seats in the Midlands and North will be nervous of any suggestion that they’re betraying the referendum result.
We saw some huge swings in this ‘People’s Republic’ and we’re now second in every seat but one.
But she confirms that Britain is leaving the ECJ’s jurisdiction, and says that there is a very clear choice on Thursday – between “me and Jeremy Corbyn”.
The three would-be successors to Sir Edward Garnier. Plus, six new candidates, and the shortlist for Leeds North East.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.
It was not entirely clear at the time that it had created a new political structure that would last for generations – with the Conservatives as the leading party of the state.
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.
The region, which the Yorkshire Post argues should have its own Minister, is the scene of intense campaigning.
Candidates can apply to 22 “clusters” of seats across the country.