The Foreign Secretary contends that by forming an aspirational coalition the Conservatives can gain votes in the North without losing support in the South.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
All three parties have a middling band of targets – what leaps out is how so many Cameron-era gains now seem out of the Tories’ reach.
What do voters in Richmond Park, Cambridge, and Finchley & Golders Green think about the Prime Minister, the Opposition, and the election?
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
Once a seat reaches 30 per cent BME population, it goes Labour. In 2010, this applied to 75 seats. By 2022, it could apply to around 120 seats.
Plus: We need to care more for our candidates post-election. And: A recruiting brainwave from Conor Burns.
Both parties hammered the Lib Dems as a clutch of very slender victories gave Labour their point of light on election night.
Sol Campbell is among those who will attend the event – which is to be chaired by Iain Dale.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.
Labour’s ‘good night’ in the capital wasn’t good enough to put us out of the running for City Hall in 2016… if we get our act together.
He’s making a splash in local media, beneath the radar of Fleet Street. And it looks as though he’ll be unleashed nationally during the closing stages of the campaign.
Two are ties, and Labour are ahead in three, though well within the margin of error.