In vino veritas: talking to voters in pubs usually works. We saw how four of these five contests could be expected to play out.
Posts Tagged: Bolton West
Two elections after this site’s first meeting with Chris Green, the Tory candidate, the Labour vote is so soft that it could lose Bolton North East.
Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Brexit magnifies the question of leadership, and is giving May a decisive advantage over Corbyn.
Profile: Manchester – venue of next week’s Conservative conference, and city of the Northern Powerhouse, which could transform it
George Osborne’s project, though mocked by some, is already changing the politics of the North, by recruiting influential Labour politicians.
Voters in provincial England are the critical battlefield between the Tories and Labour, and we must be imaginative and bold to earn their loyalty.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
It’s Blue Labour that’s entitled to say: “I told you so.”
In this acutely marginal seat, Labour looks even more vulnerable than the Conservatives to attack by UKIP.
In the first of our series looking at May’s electoral battlegrounds, we explore the fierce fights which are taking place across the North West.
Green voters have not been subject to the same in-depth scrutiny as UKIP – but they could still drag Miliband off course.
The Conservative campaign needs some warmth, uplift and outreach. That means focus on what helped Thatcher and Macmillan to win elections – housing.