Not since the Blair landslide in 1997 – with its “did you stay up for Portillo?” moment – has an election offered such a juicy prospect of seeing great political beasts felled by the people who employ them: the voters. Here are a half dozen to watch out for.

Boris Johnson, Uxbridge and South Ruislip

The prime minister holds this west London seat with a relatively small majority of 5,034. On the plus side, he is the prime minister, with all that means for the constituency getting some special attention from the very top.

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