The Home Office should host a site which contains accurate data for the whole of the UK – and which can be easily accessed for the last ten years.
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Cllr Paul Mercer represents Loughborough Southfields on Charnwood Borough Council.Follow @
Homeworking can make council staff more productive. It also means we can manage with less office space.
Local people have come together to create Loughborough Community Volunteers. Other similar groups are now appearing elsewhere in the borough.
In Loughborough, we could see how Labour had lost its “core vote”. They may be unwilling to return to the fold.
The cost of putting individuals and families into temporary accommodation is significant. Finding secure accommodation is imperative.
We maintained a high presence throughout the four-year term. As well as running a website and maintaining a social media presence, we produced a regular newsletter.
After 12 years in power, the Conservatives are still coming up with radical new policies. Bringing empty homes back into use is one priority.
In many cases, when we spoke to the owners, they admitted that they were unsure about how they could either sell or rent out their property.
For reasons of political correctness, its remit now covers far more groups, many of which are clearly not engaged in violent protest, let alone terrorism.
It is a serious issue – but by forever expanding the definition to include anyone who perceives that they have been insulted for any reason ultimately undermines our ability to address the most serious cases.
The Information Commissioner should provide stronger guidance to ensure councillors are not obstructed from fulfilling their role.
Leafleting is not enough – we put about 600 hours into door knocking.
Paul Mercer: Here in Loughborough, we’re finding a mass of former Labour supporters backing the Tories
The occupier of a council house declared that he had not voted for Nicky Morgan at the last election before explaining that this was only because he had been in prison.