The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Waveney and held seats in Chiltern, Darlington, Fylde, South Holland and West Lindsey.
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There has been come success with reducing the number of empty homes and converting offices for residential use.
The Conservatives held seats in Wandsworh and High Peak. The Lib Dems gained a seat from UKIP in Fareham.
The Conservatives lost seats to the Lib Dems in Arun, North Devon and Sefton – but held on in Buckinghamshire.
Liverpool City Council has spent an average of £7,222 for each person who lost weight. Kensington and Chelsea has spent £9,957 for each person who drinks less alcohol.
The mundane local concerns of people going about their daily lives cannot be ignored. That doesn’t mean getting down into the gutter with the Lib Dems.
The Conservatives gained a seat in Herefordshire from “It’s Our County”. The Conservatives also held seats in Mid Sussex and Derbyshire Dales.
His debut as a phone-in host offered an indication that – despite being posh and old-fashioned – he has an exceptional ability to communicate in modern Britain.
As the civil service starts to grow again Conservatives must remember our mission to reduce bureaucracy
Francis Maude was responsible for a huge achievement in slimming down the numbers in Whitehall. His legacy is under threat.
Too often the opportunity for new homes that are popular and beautiful is being missed.
Most residents want this basic service to be provided, and escaping from the constraints of EU red tape should make it easier.
In Hammersmith and Fulham, for example, the cost works out at £55,571 for each smoker who quit.
Why does a new kitchen cost £7,350 in a council flat in Hackney but £2,979 in Camden? Why does a new boiler in Lambeth cost £3,000 but £710 in Kingston?
Despite his best efforts progress has been derisory. It must be given priority if the housing crisis is to be eased.
The number of UKIP councillors there has fallen from 22 to just eight.