After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
This will be a challenging by-election, but only the Conservatives will stand up for Cumbria’s vital nuclear energy industry.
The by-election is a huge opportunity for our party. We should select someone equipped to pick up crucial votes from Labour and UKIP.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
Ed Miliband had nothing but class war to offer in reply.
People who really need them should get them, the Pendle MP says, but the current system creates a widespread risk of electoral fraud.
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