In my view, no Labour seat in County Durham is safe. The remaining seats all have majorities under 6,000.
Will it be: Keir On Course, So-So Starmer…or a Knightmare for the Labour Party in Hartlepool – and elsewhere?
The crisis has tended to hit communities which were already struggling the hardest.
It’s vital that on education, policing and infrastructure, as much clarity is given as possible to departments as possible in terms of long-term funding.
We need a dedicated campaign team, treasurers to build a fighting fund, a mechanism for MPs to feed in ideas – and a Northern Party Board.
We should be increasing our export ambitions and the support that government gives companies in entering these global markets.
That doesn’t mean they are all suddenly hardcore Tories. For many we were the least-worst option. But we have an opportunity to win their trust.
For now, enjoy your Christmas break. You have earned it and should be proud of what we have achieved.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
We now have the most amazing opportunity to deliver an emphatic victory over Corbyn’s extremists – and achieve Brexit into the bargain.
This region contains a string of those ‘Labour Leave’ seats which are central to the Tory strategy – but will the Brexit Party trip them up?
Many of us were denied access to VoteSource, literature and printing resources – and we all had to wait for ever for CCHQ to ‘approve’ any and every statement printed.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
What we are witnessing right now is one of those magnificent moments in British political history; a great Tory pivot.