We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
In vino veritas: talking to voters in pubs usually works. We saw how four of these five contests could be expected to play out.
Such seats are absolutely to the Conservatives’ hopes of an overall majority – but what do the voters have to say?
Our region-by-region survey of possible key seats continues with a look at what is shaping up to be one of the key head-to-head confrontations between the Tories and Labour.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.
Plus the details of other seats selecting this evening.
Candidates can apply to 22 “clusters” of seats across the country.