In the first contest of the year, Labour held a seat in Bristol.
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The Government should allow MPs the chance to vote on letting the bells ring out from this iconic tower.
Business Rates and the planning system contribute to the problem of boarded-up shops in so many of our towns.
Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.
The dismay the electorate showed for them last is being ignored. That makes it much harder for whoever becomes the Leader of the Opposition to establish any credibility.
They knew that British Jews were frightened of the prospect of a Corbyn Government. They knew those fears were valid. Yet Phillips and Nandy carried on campaigning.
More important than the choice of new Leader, will be to decide what the Party stands for after Brexit.
After the 1983 defeat, Labour’s electoral progress was slow. This time around the Party will face further decline without a bold change in direction.
In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
Harry Phibbs: This is my fourth general election at ConHome. So far only one has seen a clear victory. I hope today will be the second.
And in 2008, I wrote that non-Tories voting for Johnson would swing the Mayoral election. I hope they swing today’s poll in the same way.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
The Manifesto is modest though the reality may prove more radical. Our most important challenge is to supply more attractive new homes.
The final contest before the General Election saw Labour gain a seat from Plaid Cymru in Rhonnda Cynon Taf.
Corbyn wants to “repeal anti-trade union legislation” to make strikes easier. The Conservatives have pledged to give commuters greater protection.