Only 30 per cent of Conservative councillors are women and only 15 per cent of Conservative council leaders. A change in attitude is needed.
Last time UKIP denied the Conservatives outright victories in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex. Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
The Lib Dems will gain seats, but gaining councils is another matter.
Next week’s council elections: The Conservative / Labour battlegrounds – Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire
Will Andy Street adorn the front pages with a broad grin on his face, the newly-elected Conservative West Midlands Mayor?
There needs to be transparency over the borrowing that is being undertaken.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Harrow.
Yet more bad news for Jeremy Corbyn.
A focus on children in isolation misses the need for stable families.
It will be harder to deflect the Corbyn factor from Council elections – and defeat will further sap Labour morale.
We can be proud of our record.
Our innovative approach has improved services while the Council Tax is the second lowest of any county in the country.
Yet London where this is most needed is falling behind.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Middlesbrough.
Let us make the county an even better and more prosperous place to live and work
There are now more libraries open for longer hours but we are spending over £2 million less on them each year.