A few more newly selected candidates to note:

Alyn and Deeside (Labour majority 5,235): Sanjoy Sen (pictured). A chemical engineer in the North Sea oil sector, Sen was the Scottish Conservative & Unionist candidate in Aberdeen North at the 2015 UK general election. Outside work he is a keen quizzer, and (like the author of this piece) is a former contestant on the BBC’s Only Connect. He has written several times for ConservativeHome.

Slough (Labour majority 16,998): Kanwal Toor Gill. An entrepreneur, Toor Gill runs her own jewellery business. She previously worked in finance, for Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, and began her career as a model, competing as a finalist in Miss India and representing India in Miss International.

Blackburn (Labour majority: 20,368): Claire Gill. An experienced nurse, Gill volunteered in 2015 to travel to Sierra Leone to work on a potential treatment for Ebola during the outbreak. Since her return, she has worked as the lead research nurse at a specialist emergency care hospital, and is undertaking a PhD in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. She is also a keen runner.