The Conservatives lost two seats to the Lib Dems in Teignbridge and another in North Norfolk. But the Conservatives gained a seat from UKIP in Tendring.
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The Conservatives held seats in Staffordshire and Eden and gained a seat from an independent in Weymouth & Portland.
The County’s seven Conservative MPs are clear that the problems are “self inflicted” due to financial mismanagement. They need to encourage new people to become councillors.
The attack in Bristol was not lighthearted high spirits but a thoroughly unpleasant instance of intimidation. The university authorities must maintain free speech.
Only two contests this week. The Lib Dems gained a seat from Labour in Sunderland. But Labour held a seat in Cornwall.
Local decision-making must be respected if communities are to be confident in embracing development. We need these principles in urban areas too.
New figures show another fall in the number of tower block households. But while these buildings are being demolished elsewhere, the Mayor of London want new ones.
“Ideological dogma will do nothing to improve the lives of residents”: Full text of Kober’s statement
The Leader of Haringey Council explains why she has decided to stand down at the local elections in May.
Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.
The high Council Tax taper in Lambeth, Brent, Harrow, and Waltham Forest means less incentive to come off benefits and into work.
The Conservatives held a seat in the Isle of Wight. This was the only contest taking place this week.
The decision not to challenge the release of Worboys further erodes Tory credentials on law and order
Gauke should have fought and lost rather than not have fought at all. But the wider concern is that the “system” is on the side of the criminal rather than the victim.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Bolton and held a seat in Milton Keynes. The Lib Dems held a seat in Rochford and an independent won in Bournemouth.
It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.
In Pembrokeshire there may be an increase of 12.5 per cent – breaking the Welsh Government’s “informal” five per cent cap.