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This is not to mention closing the roads in the city centre, a legacy of trying to enforce pedestrianisation.
Both seats were Conservative very recently – and, in North Shropshire’s case, within the last year.
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
The second in a series of pieces on ConHome this week’s looking forward to the elections this spring.
Onwards to Anglia, where the Liberal Democrats and Tories will be fighting hard over a small clutch of possible gains.
Could the Yellow Party take control of Lewes, St Albans, Winchester, Teignbridge, Guildford – even Wokingham?
In St Albans and North Warwickshire a less draconian approach has proved effective. The Government wants others to follow suit.
Some figures, courtesy of Ian Warren of Election Data.
Once a seat reaches 30 per cent BME population, it goes Labour. In 2010, this applied to 75 seats. By 2022, it could apply to around 120 seats.