I am delighted with the Tory results overall and also the excellence of the predictions I made early in April.
I predicted the Tories would poll 41% nationally - we did.
I predicted we would hold all our seats in Birmingham - we did.
I predicted we would gain three seats in Birmingham namely Kings Norton, Billesley and Erdington - we did.
I need to check the detailed results before concluding that we won the popular vote in Birmingham - I suspect we did. I am going to be in a bullish mood on 18 Doughty Street between 9 and 11 tonight. After that appearance, I'm going to be offline for a few days as Ms PT and I are visiting friends in the countryside.