Worse, there are some signs they’re picking who to defend on the basis of ideological purity.
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Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.
Shortlists for Enfield North, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, York Central, Tynemouth, Hyndburn and Great Grimsby, and partial shortlists for Tatton and Chelmsford.
ConHome pressed for more seats to select sooner – it seems CCHQ has listened.