Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
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The first in a series of pieces on how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
Lee Rowley: North East Derbyshire was a forerunner of this election victory. Here’s what we did to win again.
For my colleagues who’ve smashed through the Red Wall – pick those bricks up and build anew.
Ben Bradley: Voters tore down the Red Wall because they were sick of Labour talking down to them and holding them back
That doesn’t mean they are all suddenly hardcore Tories. For many we were the least-worst option. But we have an opportunity to win their trust.
These West Midlands voters in Tom Watson’s seat care deeply about Brexit and see the Prime Minister as their champion.
Parvez Akhtar: The Conservatives will need to campaign hard to retain the Mayoralty of the West Midlands
The region is still strong Labour territory. We must ensure that Andy Street is at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Reviewing the details of the results in this region gives a sense of how volatile the electorate has become.
Our collective decision to concentrate on targeted literature resulted in success against keyboard warriors navel gazing on social media and preaching to their own.
The march of technology stops for nothing – not even Brexit – and the businesses and regions which embrace it will be the winners of the future.
There appears to be a correlation between Conservative success and a stance that shows you support the democratic wishes of the people.
Success in politics is about delivering the goods. This should provide encouragement to the local associations who fared less well last week.
Lee Rowley: Killamarsh Conservatism – the reason North East Derbyshire bucked the trend in last week’s elections
Our approach, and our message, won the backing of communities which have previously only ever voted Labour. It can work elsewhere, too.
The local election results so far. Voters turn on the two big parties over Brexit, and say: a plague on both your houses.
To date, these elections are raising strategic questions above May’s leadership and Corbyn’s policy – especially over a second referendum.