They described Johnson as a “dictator”, and want a local champion. The Conservatives have now selected their candidate.
Both her communications style and her parliamentary career have been shaped by an outspoken desire to take us out of the EU.
This region contains a sizeable clutch of those crucial ‘Labour Leave’ seats through which the Prime Minister is trying to pave his path to an overall majority.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.
The Tories ousted Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrats managed to return two seats, but otherwise this region was a low-scoring draw for the main parties.
The Tory general election campaign was far too cautious. We need to become an irreverent, confident and bullish force.
Twenty years at Harriet Harman’s high altar of all women shortlists and selection quotas are duly delivering their reward – for the Conservatives.
It was Balls who assisted in devising the Five Tests – and all the rest of the shamanistic show that was devised to keep Britain well and truly out.
The region, which the Yorkshire Post argues should have its own Minister, is the scene of intense campaigning.