Despite his best efforts progress has been derisory. It must be given priority if the housing crisis is to be eased.
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The number of UKIP councillors there has fallen from 22 to just eight.
It would be prudent for that to become the presumption. Even if we do end up with a deal, infrastructure improvements will be welcome.
The Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Three Rivers and a seat to an independent in Ashfield.
Space requirements prevent single young people getting on the housing ladder and make overcrowding worse.
The Conservatives lost a seat to Labour in Hertsmere and Labour gained a seat from UKIP in Adur.
The huge variation in costs does suggest that some councils, including mine, are likely to be paying over the odds.
The Conservatives lost a seat to Labour in Breckland. The Lib Dems lost a seat to an independent in Highland.
The Lib Dems gained seats from Labour in Chesterfield and Oadby & Wigston.
The Conservatives lost a seat to an independent in West Dorset but gained a seat from UKIP in Mid Devon.
The problem in London is severe, but the Mayor still equivocates.
The Conservatives lost seats in Babergh, Cannock Chase, East Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire, Lewes and North Lanarkshire – but gained a seat in Colchester.
Most people would resent any payments after we cease being members.
The problem is that until the Conservatives are serious about selling more state land to build attractive housing it is just talk.
Chairing a committee is paid at the rate of over £2,000 per meeting.