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.
We never forget we are spending our residents’ money. We have delivered new homes and we have kept our borough clean and green.
Voters are fed up with decay and decline. Labour will not be able to cling on much longer.
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.
The General Election was a shock. We are up for a marathon effort for the Council elections next year.
Martin Tett: A single county-wide unitary council for Buckinghamshire would achieve the greatest savings
The public finds it hard to get excited about the structure of local government – they just want good quality, value for money, services delivered from accessible locations.
Labour gained a seat from the Green Party in Lancaster. The Conservatives held a seat in Suffolk Coastal.
There is a lack of proper financial management or scrutiny – while second home owners can dodge paying Council Tax by registering properties as holiday lets.
Traffic jams are already bad enough – this project would make them worse. Road improvements are a better way to boost tourism.
More police are needed on patrol with more powers to act. Tougher sentences for acid and knife crimes. If no progress is made the Home Office need to take back control from the Mayor.
A proportional distribution of seats within multi-member wards would achieve greater fairness and more competition.
It is not enough to state what you oppose from the ruling Labour Group. You have to have a policy platform to offer to residents as an alternative to actively vote for.
Chris Whitehouse: A small, sleepy backwater? No, with a Conservative council the Isle of Wight is fizzing with enterprise and innovation
Improvements for tourism, the environment and road works … and we’re proposing to go big on beach huts.
Tony Devenish: To win in the capital, Conservatives need policies that show we are on Londoners’ side
My polling shows how a Tory candidate for Mayor of London could use a consumer-led approach to politics – as Margaret Thatcher did.
It’s not just about police numbers – the key is to focus relentlessly on results and efficiency, freeing officers to get out on patrol.