Labour enjoys huge majorities in this heartland of heartlands, but there are a few seats where the Tories are slowly getting competitive.
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Henry Hill: Last week, Ross secured his ‘Unionist’ base. The next task: selling Scots on the ‘Conservative’ bit.
Has the party secured a base it can build on in a less polarised politics? Or is it merely propped up on borrowed pro-UK votes?
Whilst the leadership talks up 16 MSs, activists are angry about missing so many target seats and failing to mobilise the 2019 vote.
Local factors? The usual backlash against the party in power? Or a long-term trend away from the Conservatives in some of their heartlands?
Live Blog: Scottish and Welsh election results. The SNP fails to win its majority. And Ross holds the Conservative position steady.
The latest results, news and analysis from Holyrood and Cardiff Bay as they come in.
The Nationalists themselves are doing everything they can to minimise their central policy. All the materials for denying their mandate are there.
Henry Hill: Why Foster’s exit most likely signals an even harder line against the Protocol from the DUP
A united front against the sea border might be their best chance – regardless of the headaches it causes in Dublin, Brussels, or London.
New research shows how devolution has taken the ‘national’ out of the National Health Service. If the UK is to endure and thrive, this must change.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Tories double down on their referendum threat… whilst the SNP start to back off from the idea.
It is right that the Prime Minister is responsible for managing his Cabinet – and is held accountable for it by Parliament.
Events in Eastern Europe call the assumptions of the Government’s new defence posture into question. Can we defend our treaty allies?
Henry Hill: Anger at Westminster as Scottish Tories put SNP’s referendum pledge at the heart of their campaign
It helps the Nationalists avoid scrutiny of their record and undermines Johnson’s pledge not to grant another vote.
While MPs undermine efforts to develop a proper strategy, Jenrick channels Ridley to get houses built
The rate of successful appeals is apparently running higher even than it did during the 1980s.
Constitutionally, socially, and symbolically, the monarchy is an institution that binds us together in ways no presidency could.
Henry Hill: If Johnson wants to save the Belfast Agreement, he must act to restore unionist confidence in it
If he cannot or will not convince them that its guarantees of their British status are real and meaningful, its days are numbered.