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.
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Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
The straight-talking people of Yorkshire would seem to be impatient with the delays and obfuscations over Brexit.
The seats that might back a No Deal offer for cultural reasons might well balk at it for economic ones.
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
The warning from the local elections to Labour MPs seeking to thwart Brexit – or stay in the Customs Union
Those representing constituencies with big majorities that voted Leave may conclude they don’t want to push their luck.
There have been some shocking cases of personal abuse. Bullying must not be allowed to triumph.
People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
Lord Ashcroft: “Vote Labour and get a free kitten” – my General Election focus groups, with three weeks to go
Previous Labour voters wondered whether the party’s pledges were credible or affordable.
Latest news from round the country.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.
Lee Scott back for Ilford North. Vicky Ford in final Chelmsford three. Tatton finalists named. The latest candidate selections and shortlists.
Plus: shortlists for Middlesbrough South and Wakefield; and, new selections and nominations in key target seats across the country.
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.
The Tory general election campaign was far too cautious. We need to become an irreverent, confident and bullish force.
Anthony Calvert: My opponent, Mary Creagh. A symbol of the damage that political correctness has wreaked on Labour
Twenty years at Harriet Harman’s high altar of all women shortlists and selection quotas are duly delivering their reward – for the Conservatives.