The Conservatives lost a seat in South Northamptonshire to the Lib Dems and the Conservatives also lost a seat to an independent in Cherwell.
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Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
Labour held a seat in Doncaster. The Lib Dems won three seats in Southwark in a contest that was deferred from May.
The Church Commissioners owns 100,000 acres – and rather more than that is owned by the dioceses. Yet the number of extra homes being built on that land is derisory.
Norfolk County Council has shown how boarding school can transform the prospects for vulnerable children
Yet the efforts of other local authorities to provide such opportunities have been derisory. Ministers give speeches but the Government has failed to act.
There are strict rules to ensure good design – but much greater certainty for the developer that if they are followed, permission will be granted.
Some divisions on House of Lords amendments are expected to be closer than others. MPs will have further deliberations tomorrow…
The Conservatives held seats in Mid Devon and East Staffordshire – but lost a seat to the Lib Dems in South Oxfordshire.
He has been more robust than any if his predecessors in challenging NHS failings. Prime Ministers seem to have given up trying to sack him.
A powerful analysis by Andrew O’Hagan for the London Review of Books also contains serious criticisms of senior Ministers.
Yet another case that undermines public confidence in the Crown Prosecution Service and the police.
The Conservatives held a seat in Horsham and gained a seat from the Lib Dems in Bristol – but lost one to them in Broadland and another one to an independent in North Kesteven.
The warning from the local elections to Labour MPs seeking to thwart Brexit – or stay in the Customs Union
Those representing constituencies with big majorities that voted Leave may conclude they don’t want to push their luck.
Labour gained a seat from the Green Party in Lancaster. The Conservatives held a seat in Suffolk Coastal.
Selling off the Royal Bank of Scotland without taking the chance to widen share ownership would be a wasted opportunity.