In my view, no Labour seat in County Durham is safe. The remaining seats all have majorities under 6,000.
Corbyn’s new stand-in was strikingly self-possessed.
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.
When a ‘right-wing’ politician is nominated for a plaque, it is almost bound to be controversial with ‘the left’. Tories are much more generous.