Rob Stark meets a bloody end in Game of Thrones. But he won every battle he fought first – and the Greater Manchester Mayor is following his example.
Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
The inflated hopes engendered by their 2014 annus mirabilis look set to sour a perfectly respectable result for the People’s Army.
In the first of our series looking at May’s electoral battlegrounds, we explore the fierce fights which are taking place across the North West.