I can certainly agree with the first part of the hon. Gentleman's set of issues—the Liberal Democrats did not fare well on Thursday. We should bear in mind, however, the fact that Mr. Cameron said:
"I think the way to judge us" is
"to look at Greater Manchester...Are we making progress in places like Bolton"?
Well, I regret to inform Mr. Pickles that we increased our majority in Bolton, taking seats from the Conservatives.