The task of reaching small-c conservatives rests firmly with the Prime Minister.
“The pundits expected Labour to win big here, but our community came together and I’m thankful for them and the hundreds of activists who came out to deliver this message.”
Voters are angered by the Ultra Low Emissions Zone which the Labour Mayor of London is imposing on them.
These would allow individual streets, when a large majority of homeowners agree, to give themselves permission to increase the size of their houses.
No celebrity candidates. No non-Tories. Bailey, Boff and Morrissey have all spent years campaigning, knocking on doors, handing out leaflets in the sun and in the rain.
Key voters include those who voted heavily to remain in the EU, and were decisive in the lost Tory seats of Battersea, Kensington, Kingston and Twickenham.
We present dismissible projections drawn from last June’s results…and some electoral trends that are not so dismissible.
It is a relic of an out-of-date fashion for the big and artificial rather than the small, local and rooted.
The Mayor of London tells a tough audience that journalism is cruel, and demonstrates his extraordinary ability to connect with members of the public.
At long last, the Mayor’s plans for 2015 are settled.
Two councillors with local links, two free school founders – but no sign of James Cracknell.