What has been the Conservative Party ‘s response at Westminster to this situation? Incredibly, it has been to offer Wales even more devolution.
Where the Tories have rallied in Scotland, Labour appear to have done so here. There is a broad range of possible Conservative targets, but only a few anticipated gains.
Of the nine Conservative-held seats selecting tonight, we have now revealed six shortlists.
Two very different Tory-held seats have an important choice to make.
Two-thirds of this latest tranche come with a caveat that applicants may be deselected if the boundary review goes ahead.
Another region, another strong Conservative result against a mismanaged Labour campaign plagued by local miseries.
The third piece in our series examines the four-way battle for the hearts and minds of voters in Wales.