We open a ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region
We continue our post-match inspection of our battleground profiles with the Liberal Democrat graveyard of the South West.
St Austell & Newquay, Hampstead & Kilburn, Great Yarmouth…what Shelter found, using Lord Ashcroft’s polling as the basis for our research.
The second piece in our series explores the intense struggles across the South West of England.
Fascinating research from the Fabian Society.
The average across these seats is: Rule Out Conservatives – 63 per cent; Rule out Labour – 75 per cent; Rule out LibDems – 74 per cent.
My poll of closely-contested Conservative-Liberal Democrat seats indicates that were the general election held now Nick Clegg’s party would lose 15 MPs to the Tories.
Doing nothing at all may well have been more successful than trying to bump off the Lib Dem leader like this.