The Tories are targeting Labour-held seats and the Liberal Democrats Tory-held ones, whilst Labour’s possible gains are probably out of reach.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Has he considered sitting as a National Liberal? Or might he join Patrick O’Flynn in the SDP?
Cllr David Elkin speaks for many activists in target seats who are desperate to be given the go-ahead to kick off campaigning.
Concluding our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
In this, the tightest blue-yellow, many more people mentioned, with approbation, the Liberal Democrat candidate than referred to the EU.
Some cite the precedent of the IRA’s murder of Ian Gow. The Liberal Democrats didn’t stand aside in the by-election that followed.
The last of our profiles looks at a region that witnessed another Liberal Democrat extinction event and the undoing of the People’s Army.
Our whistle-stop tour heads to the South East, where the Tories and Labour are fighting it out and two minor parties have everything at stake.
When Eastbourne pier is once more thronged with French teenagers, we can heave a sigh of relief.