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.
Two-thirds of this latest tranche come with a caveat that applicants may be deselected if the boundary review goes ahead.
Many Association Chairmen are consulting their members, whether through ballots or other means.
They range from Midlothian to South East Cornwall, from Rochester to Clwyd South.
The Chairman of Clwyd South has announced an Emergency General Meeting – at which he will vote for the motion of no confidence.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
Shortlists for Westmorland & Lonsdale, and Birmingham Edgbaston. Plus selections including Barrow & Furness, Ealing Central & Acton, Clwyd South and more.
Plus details of selections in Clwyd South, Delyn, Wrexham, Moray, West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine, and more.
They could even tie with Labour. If they build in their 2015 success (and learn from their 2016 disappointment) more seats are definitely within reach.
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.