On the old electoral map, equally-sized seats was an unambiguous win for the Conservatives. But 2019 changes the calculation.
The Tories are targeting Labour-held seats and the Liberal Democrats Tory-held ones, whilst Labour’s possible gains are probably out of reach.
Two former MPs are among the candidates pursuing these three Conservative-held seats.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.