But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
The Tories and Liberal Democrats face off over a relatively small field of competitive seats, whilst an Independent seeks an upset in East Devon.
Labour’s extremism in our district is visible through endless motions that have no local relevance.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Also: candidate applications are set to open in Peterborough, in preparation for a possible forthcoming by-election.
Applications are now open for Stroud, Warwick & Leamington, Oxford West & Abingdon, and Crewe & Nantwich.
The recently departed Prime Minister is re-emerging – and working on his memoirs. He will want to project his greatest achievement: public service reform.
We continue our post-match inspection of our battleground profiles with the Liberal Democrat graveyard of the South West.
He’s making a splash in local media, beneath the radar of Fleet Street. And it looks as though he’ll be unleashed nationally during the closing stages of the campaign.
The second piece in our series explores the intense struggles across the South West of England.
Some figures, courtesy of Ian Warren of Election Data.
Fascinating research from the Fabian Society.