There was only one contest this week. The Conservatives held a seat in Middlesbrough.
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His message, that the Conservatives will win if the electoral battle is on identity politics and culture wars, is correct.
Some of those loudest in denouncing a young Downing Street adviser, seem unaware of the views of their intellectual heroes.
Cameron noted the Environment Agency’s flawed approach to flooding. But the problem has still not been dealt with.
There is a refusal to provide dredging on animal welfare grounds. But millions of small mammals, insects, and invertebrates, are being drowned.
They keep changing. But does it matter? For the last 30 years, when it comes to the public finances, the diet always starts tomorrow.
Tightening the definition of a “hate incident” would help. Our new Attorney General has a lot of work to do if public confidence is to be restored.
The Conservatives lost a seat to Labour in Derbyshire. But the Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Hertsmere.
As expected, the MSP for Eastwood won decisively, gaining over three-quarters of the vote.
Hunt is partly judging his own legacy. But the Government can still expect him to provide rigorous challenge.
MPs should be allowed to decide if former Ministers are capable of offering independent scrutiny to their successors.
If the Daily Telegraph catches a whiff of threatened tax rises, it will offer pretty robust coverage.
Local elections 2020: Holding the mayoralties in the Tees Valley and the West Midlands will be key Conservative challenges
But Labour will be under most pressure. They will be defending seats in areas where they performed very poorly in the General Election.
There was only one contest this week. Labour held a seat in Warrington.
It is also politically shrewd – showing free market radicalism and compassion for the poor.
An extremist party is gaining support – from those wishing to protest housing shortages and hospital overcrowding.
This week saw two contests in Suffolk. The Conservatives held both seats.