This region contains a string of those ‘Labour Leave’ seats which are central to the Tory strategy – but will the Brexit Party trip them up?
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Labour losses was the big story here. Many working class voters switched to backing independents, with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats also gaining.
A much-hated traffic management experiment, called the Haughton Throughabout, imposes misery on many residents caught up in daily delays.
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
Also including: Twickenham, Battersea, Croydon Central, Kingston and Surbiton, and Dewsbury.
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.
Selections. Four more seats open for applications – High Peak, Bury North, Darlington and Blackpool South.
Two of the four were lost last year; two more were last held over 25 years ago. All are now non-southern marginals – or should be.
In the second piece in our three-part mini-series, the Mayor tells ConservativeHome that freeport status can transform the area.
Ben Houchen: Brexit. We need Project Fearless – and it starts with freeports. Let’s kick off with one in Teesside.
Yesterday, I wrote to the Chancellor with the support of 50 of the biggest and most established businesses in the Tees Valley, to call for a pilot scheme.
Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
Matthew Offord: Enough sychophants. Enough time-servers. Enough of this CCHQ farce. Why I am standing for the Party Board.
Many of us were denied access to VoteSource, literature and printing resources – and we all had to wait for ever for CCHQ to ‘approve’ any and every statement printed.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
Watkins back for third go at Tooting. Macleod battles Cracknell for Brentford & Isleworth. Latest candidate news.
Shortlists for Wirral West, Ealing Central & Acton, Chorley and Bristol East. And selection results in Blackpool South, Darlington and Eltham.