Bailey performed above expectations. The Council by-elections were good. But we need to build a lot of beautiful new homes.
David Gauke: Demographic changes in the Blue Wall will work against the Conservatives – they must pay close attention
The pandemic is only likely to accelerate the process of these places becoming more graduate-heavy and small L liberal.
Police and Crime Commissioner elections saw Conservative gains – well beyond reasonable expectations.
With a new devolution settlement councils can boost economic growth and provide improvements to the services people rely upon every day.
Councils would benefit from clarity on funding in order to provide sanctuary for more of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Local authorities should do more to recognise and encourage volunteers – who provide services worth billons of pounds.
Concentration on “micro-aggressions” at work threatens to make any kind of workplace interaction a free speech minefield.
Some may scoff at the Green Party being included as a “main political party”. By next week this classification may not seem so far-fetched.
Emily Barley: For voters in Rotherham, the “take back control” message means control of their own lives
The way they feel about Britain’s right, and its ability, to be independent is also how they feel about themselves.
The people who will pay this charge have no say over who the London Mayor is. It is a form of taxation without representation or accountability.
Ignoring the over-representation of young black men as both victims and perpetrators of violence won’t stop families losing their sons.
We don’t help people when we do it for them; but by helping them to help themselves.
It should be made a specific criminal offence. Our pets are not the same as a replaceable object.
For five years, he has pleaded poverty, passed blame, and avoided responsibility, instead of delivering for Londoners.
Plus: Waltham Forest’s proposed “consultancy support for a strategic reset” sounds like something from David Brent.