The Conservatives were being modest in their expectations for May 2017. They are reluctant to predict good results following what they feel to be disastrous results in 2012. Now that Theresa May has called a General Election, the high exposure and weakness of the perceived opposition may mean they do better than expected.
The Conservatives hope to:
- gain overall control in Monmouthshire
- make gains in the Vale of Glamorgan, to take the coalition from Labour
- make gains in Conwy