Also including: Twickenham, Battersea, Croydon Central, Kingston and Surbiton, and Dewsbury.
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Two seats held by the Liberal Democrats and one held by Labour form the latest tranche of Tory targets.
It’s good for MPs to do some work outside Westminster. This will not be a quick win in the current political climate, though. So in the interim, here are some suggestions.
The party has selected a local candidate to win back what was one of only a few Conservative footholds in the North East.
With strong local connections and potentially years to campaign, she likely has a strong chance of overturning Labour’s narrow majority.
Two more associations in target seats, both won from Labour in 2010 only to be lost again last year, have chosen their would-be MPs.
He won out over Cllr Helen Harrison and Clarence Mitchell. The Labour majority is 607, and the possibility of a by-election looms.
Selection news: Peterborough shortlist revealed, and the first London seats open for candidate applications
Plus: the postponed selection processes in Darlington and Wirral West have been restarted. And: Ryan Henson selected in Bedford.
Numbers applying for target seats are down across the board. At least one Tory association has refused to shortlist, and demanded applications be reopened.
Updated, plus: the results of four recent contests in target seats – Bishop Auckland, Bristol North West, Crewe and Nantwich, and Ipswich.
Sitting councillors and aspirant candidates alike have been irritated and offended by the new process.
Cllr Mark Weston, Simon Jupp and Kirsty Finlayson compete tonight for a shot at regaining Charlotte Leslie’s former constituency.
Robert Largan and Dr Kieran Mullan will contest the final in the ultra-marginal seat tomorrow. And: Cllr Jack Rankin selected in Warwick and Leamington
He will be seeking to overturn Gordon Marsden’s majority of 2,523 at the next election.
Several ConservativeHome contributors are among those who have made the final round in the two target seats