The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
Both parties hammered the Lib Dems as a clutch of very slender victories gave Labour their point of light on election night.
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.
Our fifth battleground summary explores the capital, where Labour and the Conservatives square off whilst trying to squeeze out the Liberal Democrats.