The Ofsted report is a vindication for the approach of Katharine Birbalsingh.
The Conservatives gained a seat from an independent in Powys.
Will Labour MPs really vote down decentralising more power to councils?
David Simmonds: Why I am standing to be Conservative Group Leader of the Local Government Association
We need a strong voice to demand that Brexit means devolution.
An attempt to improve energy efficiency has increased fire risk. Demolition is the better alternative.
MPs need to work better at sharing intelligence about local concerns. We can win with a message of hope.
One headteacher I spoke to, who normally vote Conservatives, had a dodgy boiler at her school and no means of replacing it.
A transparency rule should require councils to publish all the Fire Risk Assessments for their housing blocks on their websites.
Our challenger can then have a three year long conversation with London.
News schemes should include shared equity homes reserved for people under 30 years old.
Take the time to create an accurate specification – millions can be wasted on late changes.
There have been 800 new homes in Cherwell in the past year.
We are bring empty and derelict buildings back into use.
Tom Fitzpatrick: In North Norfolk, the Council Tax has been frozen by sticking to Conservative principles
England has only 68 beaches with Blue Flags – we are very proud to have six of them.
Many fee-paying schools already offer scholarships and are sponsoring academies.