Expertise in this are is key to successful localism and devolution and improving our prosperity, productivity and competitiveness.
Councils, schools, and the police need to work together.
The Conservatives lost a seat to an independent in West Dorset but gained a seat from UKIP in Mid Devon.
Rosalind Beck: Ministers are not just adopting, but even extending, parts of the Left’s agenda on housing
The Government needs to see the private rented sector as part of the solution rather than the problem.
The Conservative Party is built on something more deep rooted than the passing fads of the metropolitan chattering classes.
The cumbersome rules used by Network Rail cause years of unnecessary delay.
18 per cent of those who work in the capital live outside it. Their interests must be addressed.
The problem in London is severe, but the Mayor still equivocates.
The Conservatives lost seats in Babergh, Cannock Chase, East Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire, Lewes and North Lanarkshire – but gained a seat in Colchester.
Andrew Wood: Tower Hamlets Council must put the interests of children ahead of political correctness
English law is clear on how foster placements should be made and that “the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration”.
Groups of landlords need to be encouraged to club together to develop more housing.
At a time when the UK has had the highest year of house building post-crash, it is inexcusable that he has allowed it to drop so precipitously.
It also boosts community spirit among adults.
Lifting the cost of unnecessary red tape for housing associations would finance 9,000 new homes a year.
Chairing a committee is paid at the rate of over £2,000 per meeting.