Despite the Conservatives’ loss of overall control, the results don’t make optimistic reading for either Labour or the Lib Dems.
Posts by Chris Whitehouse
Chris Whitehouse heads the leading public affairs agency The Whitehouse Consultancy and a former member of the Isle of Wight Council [Conservative, Newport West].
Chris Whitehouse: One elderly recipient burst into tears with joy at the delivery. My own story of anti-communist smuggling.
In my case, the contraband was books – taken into then communist Czechoslovakia through a network linked to the charity Aid to the Church in Need.
We need to ensure we are attracting those who can deliver effective and efficient services to our local communities.
Chris Whitehouse: The Medicines and Medical Devices Bill faces challenges with the Lords. Ministers must prepare now.
They have sniffed below that beguiling surface a constitutional truffle of the kind they love to expose.
There is further to go – but we can be proud of what the Foreign Secretary has already delivered.
Never again must the doors of our nation’s churches close for fifteen weeks straight. Religion is more than ritual – it is life itself.
Chris Whitehouse: When will the Government deliver on its manifesto commitments to tackle human rights abusers?
We need the broad range of powers the US adopted after the death of the Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Chris Whitehouse: Disloyalty, short-termism and selfishness – as they say of each other. Lobbyists at war.
How two factions of self-proclaimed professional influencers are painting themselves into ever-tighter corners.
Chris Whitehouse: A small, sleepy backwater? No, with a Conservative council the Isle of Wight is fizzing with enterprise and innovation
Improvements for tourism, the environment and road works … and we’re proposing to go big on beach huts.
Here on the Isle of Wight, in essence one week will be taken off the end of the summer holidays and added on to the autumn half term to give a two week break.
Its reputation and market share has taken a buffeting recently, but its position is recoverable.
A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.
Crowdsourcing our manifesto gave us control of the Council – and saw our parliamentary candidate returned successfully to Westminster with a thumping majority.
The way it is behaving on the Isle of Wight is crass – and risks further damage to education outcomes.
Chris Whitehouse: Pharmacy workers – and a new threat to religious freedom from equality laws meant to protect it
Careers in the profession could be closed to people of faith if the General Pharmaceutical Council gets it way.