Watch the South West
Among all the kerfuffle about the collapse of the Government, don’t forget the other implications of the local Government elections. One of the Tories’ bigger ambitions is to reverse the Liberal Democrats’ gains in the South West. It’s worth keeping an eye on how the Tories do in Somerset and the rest of the South West as an indication of what’s likely to happen in the General Election. Clegg may be shooting at an open goal in the North, but that won’t be much consolation if he gets wiped out in contests with the Tories.