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Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
The selections in the two Tory-held seats to date have both been won by women; and there is at least one woman on the shortlist of every such seat yet to select.
Shortlists for Westmorland & Lonsdale, and Birmingham Edgbaston. Plus selections including Barrow & Furness, Ealing Central & Acton, Clwyd South and more.
Shortlists for Wirral West, Ealing Central & Acton, Chorley and Bristol East. And selection results in Blackpool South, Darlington and Eltham.
All four teams used different systems. Sometimes these spoke with each other. But, most of the time – this being the Conservative Party – they didn’t.
Both parties hammered the Lib Dems as a clutch of very slender victories gave Labour their point of light on election night.
Different messages were sent to UKIP/Tory waverers; to undecided voters who preferred Cameron to Miliband; and to non-Tories who nevertheless liked Barwell.