50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
North Warwickshire

For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.

What? The smallest majority of all Conservative MPs: just 54 votes!

Where? West Midlands, just east of Birmingham. Major towns include Atherstone, Bedworth, and Coleshill.

Why? Former Labour MP, Mike O’Brien, is standing again in the seat. If Labour cannot win here, then they will have extreme difficulties in becoming the largest party, let alone becoming the majority.

Previous election results

Data via the Guardian.

Conservative majority in 2010: 54

The MP in the last Parliament – Dan Byles

Dan Byles, MP for North Warwickshire

Dan Byles, MP for North Warwickshire

A former soldier in the Light Infantry and the Royal Army Medical Corps, Dan Byles (Con) serves on the Energy and Climate Change and the Science and Technology Select Committees. He was first elected in 2010, but is standing down at this election. Full biography on Byles’ website.

@danielbyles

The challengers

Craig Tracey, Conservative challenger for North Warwickshire

Craig Tracey, Conservative challenger for North Warwickshire

Small business owner Craig Tracey is replacing Dan Byles as the Conservative candidate for North Warwickshire. Chairman of his local Parish Hall in Shuttington, on a local level he is interested in the George Eliot Hospital near Nuneaton, HS2, road safety, the green belt, and high speed broadband. Full biography on Tracey’s website.

@craig4nwarks

Mike O'Brien, former MP and current Labour challenger for North Warwicshire

Mike O’Brien, former MP and current Labour challenger for North Warwicshire

Mike O’Brien (Lab), who was MP for North Warwickshire from 1992 to 2010, served as Solicitor General for England and Wales, Pensions Minister, and Health Minister. He now practises as a QC in Birmingham. Full biography on O’Brien’s website.

@mikeobrien4mp

William Cash, UKIP's candidate for North Warwickshire

William Cash, UKIP’s candidate for North Warwickshire

William Cash (UKIP), not to be confused with his father, Conservative MP Bill Cash, is UKIP’s heritage spokesman. He is particularly opposed to taxation on repairs to historic buildings. He founded Spear’s, a lifestyle magazine for the super-rich. More details on UKIP’s website.

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