As so often, the US President’s blast was undiplomatic and included errors – but also hit on a fundamental truth.
The Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Waveney but gained a seat from Labour in Waveney. The Conservatives also lost a seat to an independent in Rutland.
Boris Johnson’s victories showed we can win in a “Labour city” with someone whose excitement can cut through to the public.
Whether for a pedestrian or a driver it is hard to see crossing points, where to go, where or when was best to stop or proceed. The blind are in fear of their lives.
Concrete eyesores are being removed. Unused council land is being leased for pop up businesses. We are also providing thousands of new homes.
The council is making great strides with our health and voluntary sector partners. But the barriers to innovation imposed centrally must be lifted.
Mohamed Y Ali: The Conservative candidate for Mayor of London must have a real understanding of defeating crime
The former youth worker and London Assembly member Shaun Bailey could offer hope to disadvantaged communities.
The Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Bath and North East Somerset. There was also another loss for the Conservatives – to Labour in Lichfield.
Unfair tax increases and restrictions will reduce the housing supply and make homelessness worse.
Syed Kamall: This time round, I’m not seeking to stand. But here’s an agenda for a Conservative Mayor of London.
Rather than “one size fits all” directives from City Hall we must allow local communities to have the chance to innovate.
We offer social housing with traditional design and also saving our tenants around £500 a year on fuel bills. The Government should back this approach.
Christine Hobson: How on earth can Conservatives in Guisborough select candidates for elections in Middlesbrough?
We can make progress in these local elections next year – but not if we’re frustrated by stupid new rules.
The focus is on the choice of candidate. But the first consideration should be what the message should be and how it can be conveyed.
The Conservatives held a seat in Leicestershire and another one in North Kesteven.
More capacity would cut accidents, reduce journey times, reduce exhaust pollution and improve lives.