The main threat may not be from Labour or the Lib Dems – but an uprising of plucky residents’ groups opposing ugly development.
If the Housing Secretary is to survive, he will have to learn the art of sometimes saying no to property developers such as Richard Desmond.
Our region-by-region survey of possible key seats continues with a look at what is shaping up to be one of the key head-to-head confrontations between the Tories and Labour.
Former MPs Amanda Solloway and James Davies take another run at their seats as new contenders take up posts across Wales, the West Midlands, and London.
Two-thirds of this latest tranche come with a caveat that applicants may be deselected if the boundary review goes ahead.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Her bid to woo Labour Commons votes for a Brexit deal is part of a wider gambit.
For many voters, local elections boil down to which party will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost.
UKIP’s decline will probably allow the three main parties to each claim an increased vote share. Afterwards, the Tories will still be the largest party in local government.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
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Our candidate, Jack Brereton, is Stoke born and bred. The seat doesn’t need Paul Nuttall, who sees it as a political pawn
We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
This week we examine another region where the main parties fought themselves to a stalemate, whilst UKIP positioned themselves for future success.
Our latest battleground profile explores the West Midlands, where Labour and the Tories are locked in something close to a high-stakes, traditional, two-party fight.