We also suffered from CCHQ’s campaigning techniques. Only 50 per cent of our targets we planning to back us. We were knocking up Corbynites.
Andy Street’s victory was just the start of the Conservative advance in this thriving city.
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This week we examine another region where the main parties fought themselves to a stalemate, whilst UKIP positioned themselves for future success.
Our latest battleground profile explores the West Midlands, where Labour and the Tories are locked in something close to a high-stakes, traditional, two-party fight.