Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
Plus: the postponed selection processes in Darlington and Wirral West have been restarted. And: Ryan Henson selected in Bedford.
Numbers applying for target seats are down across the board. At least one Tory association has refused to shortlist, and demanded applications be reopened.
Bath, Bishop Auckland, Bristol North West, Peterborough, and Wirral West are seeking candidates, as are several northern cities.
The Work and Pensions Secretary has a genuine belief in social mobility and is magnificently unabashed under fire.
The Shadow Chancellor normalises unacceptable behaviour and is contributing to making UK politics a much more unpleasant place.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Latest news from round the country.
Shortlists for Wirral West, Ealing Central & Acton, Chorley and Bristol East. And selection results in Blackpool South, Darlington and Eltham.
If we are to be a truly national Party, we must have in place a structure which enables us to hear, absorb and reflect the views of the entire United Kingdom.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
The last ten surveys contain mixed news for all parties and some noteworthy results.
Plus: This week’s focus group in Wirral West on McVey, Sturgeon and Trident; and what would the party leaders be like as dinner guests?
The better national news for the Tories is not spread evenly across the battleground.
In the first of our series looking at May’s electoral battlegrounds, we explore the fierce fights which are taking place across the North West.