We went hard on the risk of a Labour takeover and that Wirral would be a one Party state and on the Liverpool road to ruin.
We continue our series putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.
Our message, and our approach to the issues in the cities, needs to be improved.
This region shows that Liberal Democrat progress, at the expense of Labour, remains modest.
Discussions with voters, particularly those who remembered the damage done by Militant to our neighbouring authority in Liverpool, confirmed that our message was hitting home.
They’ll bank what good news they can get, but net losses of councillors and authorities is not what they had hoped for.
First, May denounces him as the devil. Next, she invites him to dine in Downing Street. The move cannot help Conservative local election candidates.
Only the Conservatives can stop the militants. The Labour Council Leader is stepping down. The Deputy Leader has been deselected.
With 6,000 properties lying empty, the Secretary of State has intervened over the failure to produce a local plan.