Don’t try to please everyone. Focus on results not endless meetings. It doesn’t matter what it says in the minutes – nobody reads them.
As voting opens all three contenders have secured the backing from high profile figures – including council leaders and cabinet members.
Through the Centre for Social Justice, she has put her time into actively working on the difficult issues we also face such as homelessness.
Penny Mordaunt: London has some serious problems. It needs a serious candidate – namely, Andrew Boff.
I’m backing him to be the next Mayor of London. He will work tirelessly to deliver and he will lead.
He has the ideas to take the Capital forward. One great example is his plan to put one thousand extra police officers on the streets by cutting waste in City Hall.
The Conservatives held seats in Charnwood, Maidstone and the New Forest, but lost a seat to an independent in Pembrokeshire.
Jessica Studdert: Our national politics is broken. Renewal after Brexit needs to be built from the ground up.
“Taking back control” must also allow pioneering solutions to be tried out in local communities. Democracy is a process, not an event.
I am a pragmatic common sense person. As the council leader I do twice the amount of listening as talking. We work hard to protect the way of life in our county.
I would put an extra thousand police officers back on the streets by cutting City Hall waste – and I would use new technology to make policing more efficient.
Glasgow has shown the alternative. We can build communities to show the young a better way than joining gangs.
My campaign is a positive and upbeat campaign. It reaches out to non-traditional Conservative supporters whilst staying true to our Conservative principles.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Fife. But Labour held seats in Carlisle and Tameside.
Tim Warren: In Bath and North East Somerset, the Conservatives are delivering for the young and the old
Our achievements include providing more school places and greater choice and independence for the elderly.
Ofsted has judged us “outstanding.” Six years ago it found us “inadequate”. One big achievement is that we are now relying much less on agency staff.
Ian McCord: Bay of Pigs, Challenger Space Shuttle, Northants County Council – groupthink destroyed them all
Too often local government lacks proper scrutiny. There is a closed-mindedness that ignores warnings and fails to consider long-term consequences.