Only nine communities in England have royal status as conferred by the monarch – and none are further north than Sutton Coldfield.
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.
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
My most cherished memory of those early days was my first encounter with the MP for Huyton, Sir Harold Wilson.
The three would-be successors to Sir Edward Garnier. Plus, six new candidates, and the shortlist for Leeds North East.
A North Lincolnshire councillor and a Grimsby TV executive are in the running.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.
Soubry blames Cable, Cable blames his successors – and Pursglove argues that the threat to Tata jobs proves that we should leave the EU.
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 region, which the Yorkshire Post argues should have its own Minister, is the scene of intense campaigning.