In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
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.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
All the latest news of shortlists and selections from right across the country.
Shortlists for Enfield North, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, York Central, Tynemouth, Hyndburn and Great Grimsby, and partial shortlists for Tatton and Chelmsford.
What possible reason could Labour have to vigorously oppose anti-fraud measures?
We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
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.
Sam Gyimah has been fighting the good fight.