It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
56 per cent of these voters were persuaded by the Conservatives’ pledge to “Get Brexit done”, compared to 34 per cent of other Tory voters.
We should be increasing our export ambitions and the support that government gives companies in entering these global markets.
This region contains a sizeable clutch of those crucial ‘Labour Leave’ seats through which the Prime Minister is trying to pave his path to an overall majority.
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
The seats that might back a No Deal offer for cultural reasons might well balk at it for economic ones.
Those representing constituencies with big majorities that voted Leave may conclude they don’t want to push their luck.
The clock is ticking on the Brexit negotiations and spreading confusion in this manner will only undermine the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand.
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
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Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.
Shortlists for Enfield North, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, York Central, Tynemouth, Hyndburn and Great Grimsby, and partial shortlists for Tatton and Chelmsford.
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We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
The Tories ousted Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrats managed to return two seats, but otherwise this region was a low-scoring draw for the main parties.