Michael Dugher is doing his best to instil some signs of life into Labour’s spiritless conference hall this morning, delivering the closest they’re going to get to a rallying cry:
“From Cannock to Carlisle, Hastings to Harlow, Burnley to Broxtowe, Wolverhampton to Weaver Vale and Cambridge to Colne Valley. East, west, south and north – thanks to our brilliant PPCs, our councillors, trade unionists, members from across the country, Labour is winning again in key seats that will decide the next general election.”
A look at Labour’s battleground map of key target seats for next year gives a somewhat different picture, with whole swathes of the Midlands, South, East and West left ignored:
What was that about ‘One Nation Labour’?