Rob Stark meets a bloody end in Game of Thrones. But he won every battle he fought first – and the Greater Manchester Mayor is following his example.
Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
A running list of the current Members of Parliament, of all parties, who aren’t seeking to stand again.
All the latest candidate selections, shortlists in key marginals and details of tonight’s contests.
If we are to be a truly national Party, we must have in place a structure which enables us to hear, absorb and reflect the views of the entire United Kingdom.
We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
In the first of our series looking at May’s electoral battlegrounds, we explore the fierce fights which are taking place across the North West.