If the Conservatives made over 200 gains:
- Rallings and Thrasher said this would be ‘the basis for a claim that David Cameron really has made a different to the Party’s fortunes’ (Local Government Chronicle, 2 March 2006).
- Peter Riddell said: ‘David Cameron can claim that the Tories are really on the way back’ (The Times, 3 May 2006).
- The Financial Times said: ‘David Cameron can claim lift off’ (4 May 2006).
- The Sun said: ‘The Tories are back’ (4 May 2006).