In the first contest of the year, Labour held a seat in Bristol.
Stephen Baines: Residents in Calderdale deserve good frontline services, not wasteful vanity projects
Labour councillors claim to care about the environment. But they have failed to tackle air pollution.
147 people were murdered in the capital last year, the highest level since 2008. There were three knife crime murders in Fulham last year, in my constituency.
We have already cut our carbon emissions by nearly half in ten years, combined with sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Council Tax is being put up by eight per cent. Yet public lavatories are being closed.
The relocation of a National Express bus depot for the Commonwealth Games athlete’s village will cost £15.5m – eight times more than budgeted.
I have a crime plan which will ensure that criminals on and offline are put under pressure, not victims. I will fight for London’s values of openness and acceptance.
Council debt costs the city £11 million a year in interest payments. Our vision prioritises the creation of jobs, regeneration, and thousands of new homes.
There are glossy reports and poorly attended meetings. But obvious failings are ignored.
Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.
We have reduced the number of councillors by 30 per cent and we froze allowances for nine years running.
Instead of seeing local councillors as a potential saving, maybe we should see them as an asset.
Giving a boost to Family Hubs would show a genuine commitment to bolstering the social fabric which binds local communities together.
Creating these low tax zones, where importing and exporting are made easy, wouldn’t just mean new jobs. It would show a long term commitment to our new supporters.
In Loughborough, we could see how Labour had lost its “core vote”. They may be unwilling to return to the fold.