Also including: Twickenham, Battersea, Croydon Central, Kingston and Surbiton, and Dewsbury.
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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.
Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
Key voters include those who voted heavily to remain in the EU, and were decisive in the lost Tory seats of Battersea, Kensington, Kingston and Twickenham.
The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
Lord Ashcroft: This contest is Emirates v Easyjet. That’s the verdict of my first election focus group.
“Labour’s EasyJet and they’ll just tell you, oh, the pilot’s sick today, don’t worry, there’s a bloke from down the road who’s just woken up to fly your plane.”
Both parties hammered the Lib Dems as a clutch of very slender victories gave Labour their point of light on election night.
Dr Sarah Ingham: Undecideds, not Shy Tories, delivered last week’s victory – as Denis Healey could have predicted
I saw in Twickenham the remarkable number of people who made up their minds at the last minute.
He’s making a splash in local media, beneath the radar of Fleet Street. And it looks as though he’ll be unleashed nationally during the closing stages of the campaign.
Our fifth battleground summary explores the capital, where Labour and the Conservatives square off whilst trying to squeeze out the Liberal Democrats.
CCHQ is not giving up on the prospect of snatching seats off Labour and LibDems, though there is a fly in the ointment…
As well as taking a crack at Vince in Twickenham, the PM and Chancellor have been to Halifax, St Austell & Newquay and Telford.
The selection of Robert Jenrick in Newark left an opening in the process.