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The full leaked list of seats the Conservatives are not targeting

A follow-up to last night’s post about the Conservative Party website leaking a list of non-target seats, here’s the full list (from Richard Taylor) of seats the Tory website blunder revealed are not target seats for the party.

There are several seats of interest to the Lib Dems in the list and also, intriguingly, Rochester and Strood.

Note: this isn’t the full list of all non-target seats for the Tories, but rather the full list of those that have been leaked. “Non-target” means either ‘we’re not going to win’ or ‘we think this is super-safe’. 

Ben Adams – Stoke-on-Trent North
Bim Afolami – Lewisham Deptford
Festus Akinbusoye – West Ham
Heidi Allen – South Cambridgeshire
Valerie Allen – Sefton Central
Sue Arnold – Walsall South
Liam Ascough – Stoke-on-Trent Central
Andrew Atkinson – Wrexham
Anwen Barry – Arfon
Peter Bedford – Bolsover
Huw Bell – North East Fife
James Bellis – Vauxhall
James Bird – Birmingham Hall Green
Will Blair – Holborn and St Pancras
Alex Boulter – Birmingham Selly Oak
Miles Briggs – Edinburgh South
Louise Burfitt-Dons – Nottingham North
Alexander Burnett – West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Kim Caddy – Streatham
James Cartlidge – South Suffolk
Jo Churchill – Bury St Edmunds
James Cleverly – Braintree
Rebecca Coulson – City of Durham
Peter Cuthbertson – Darlington
James Daly – Bolton North East
Chris Daniels – Stockton North
Dehenna Davison – Kingston Upon Hull North
Keith Dewhurst – Cynon Valley
Oliver Dowden – Hertsmere
Sarah Downes – Bassetlaw
Spencer Drury – Eltham
Luke Evans – Birmingham Edgbaston
Chamali Fernando – Cambridge
Peter Fortune – Lewisham East
Lucy Frazer – South East Cambridgeshire
Fraser Galloway – Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Nusrat Ghani – Wealden
Laetitia Glossop – North Durham
George Grant – Bradford West
Fiona Green – Wythenshawe and Sale East
Charlotte Haitham-Taylor – North West Durham
Ed Hastie – Neath
Darren Henry – Wolverhampton North East
Garry Hickton – Nottingham East
Claire Hiscott – Bristol West
Kevin Hollinrake – Thirsk and Malton
Paul Holmes – Mitcham and Morden
Marc Hope – Central Ayrshire
Sajjad Hussain – Oldham East and Saddleworth
Russell Jackson – Lewisham West and Penge
Ranil Jayawardena – North East Hampshire
Meirion Jenkins – Bridgend
Gillian Keegan – St Helens South and Whiston
Seema Kennedy – South Ribble
Resham Kotecha – Dulwich and West Norwood
Pearl Lewis – Hayes and Harlington
Michelle Lowe – Coventry North East
Alan Mak – Havant
Robert Manning – Manchester Withington
Lindsay McCallum – Ross, Skye & Lochaber Conservatives
Robert McIlveen – York Central
Johnny Mercer – Plymouth Moor View
Huw Merriman – Bexhill and Battle
Amanda Milling – Cannock Chase
Dom Morris – Exeter
Stefan Mrozinski – Tottenham
Kieran Mullan – Birmingham Hodge Hill
David Nicholls – Clwyd South
Luke Parker – Brent North
Lindsay Paterson – Edinburgh West
Suria Photay – Wolverhampton South East
Alex Pierre-Traves – Leeds West
Beth Prescott – Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Mina Rahman – Barking
Paul Ratner – West Bromwich West
Alastair Redman – Argyll and Bute
Katie Redmond – Luton South
Bill Rees – Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Joe Rich – Stoke-on-Trent South
David Roach – East Lothian
Dean Russell – Luton North
Molly Samuel-Leport – Walthamstow
Matthew Scott – Leyton and Wanstead
Olivia Seccombe – West Bromwich East
Isabel Sigmac – Birmingham Ladywood
Matt Sleat – Sheffield South East
Matthew Smith – Bethnal Green and Bow
Ann Steward – North Norfolk
Rishi Sunak – Richmond (Yorks)
James Symes – Ealing Southall
Ross Thomson – Aberdeen South
Kelly Tolhurst – Rochester and Strood
Clark Vasey – Birkenhead
Mark Vivis – Chesterfield
Matt Warman – Boston and Skegness
Christopher Wilford – Poplar and Limehouse
Evonne Williams – Derby South
Tom Williams – Warley
Simon Wilson – Leeds North East
Mike Wood – Dudley South
Scott Wood – Sedgefield
Jacob Young – Redcar

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63 comments
Mary_Galbraith
Mary_Galbraith

@SNPOut But Tories are WORST horse - as any seasoned observer knows. They'll be 4th. This is self-defeating to back them. SNP plot?1?

Redbus51
Redbus51

@darryl1974 given the laughable tosh they have been putting out in Eltham this doesn't surprise me. Fancy a selective grammar school anyone?

kyleakthornton
kyleakthornton

@AAEmmerson we're campaigning in every seat in Scotland. Any idea when I'll have a Lib Dem opponent? You guys have a Cllr & haven't selected

Gigantasaur
Gigantasaur

@kyleakthornton I'm not sure what got into you recently, but you seem to have inflated your own ego by about 10,000 notches.

Gigantasaur
Gigantasaur

@kyleakthornton Mate, you're a tory standing in a seat that's about as winnable as me winning a 100m sprint against Usain bolt.

kyleakthornton
kyleakthornton

@AAEmmerson in all fairness I've not been talking about me? Shall we agree to disagree on lib dem prospects?

FrancisLankester
FrancisLankester

I think there is a misunderstanding here-"non-target" means not getting special support. There will be many seats (such as Worcester, Lab. target about number 48) where the local Cons. Association will have raised all the money it is legally permissable to spend in the long and short campaigns, has a first-time incumbent MP, and is running an ongoing strong campaign.

nmtherams
nmtherams

@GoodwinMJ Surely Boston will be lost. No incumbant & just looked at the incredible UKIP share from 2010.

AntWadebridge
AntWadebridge

@markpack This is nonsense in my opinion. Why would they not target a Lib Dem seat with less than 3000 majority?

5tewartChristie
5tewartChristie

@respros Just find it a strange choice, if correct. There hasn't been a Conservative in Greenwich or Woolwich since the end of WW2.

5tewartChristie
5tewartChristie

@respros They've needed Eltham/Woolwich West to form a majority since Bottomley won in the 70s.

respros
respros

@5tewartChristie At the last election they talked about taking Poplar and Canning Town, so any level of delusion is possible.

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