Making full use of the volunteers will mean lifting some of the red tape around vetting and so forth. It is a matter of balancing the risks involved in a practical way.
When our elections finally come next year, we will be campaigning hard to win back an overall majority.
People feel very passionate about their towns. They do not get so excited about their County.
The Electoral Commission had proposed a delay until the autumn. It does leave a number of practical challenges.
The Conservatives lost a seat to an independent in Ashford. The Lib Dems gained a seat from an independent in Stratford-on-Avon.
The discount will be passed on to future buyers, helping more people onto the property ladder.
More staff are being recruited in the town hall. We would give priority to free parking to boost our high streets.
Promises regarding an inquiry into Islamophobia have come to nought and so we continue to find ourselves unable to respond to criticism with a clear name.
The Conservative Policy Forum should set up permanent subject groups in areas of policy which matter to our members.
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
Part two of our weekly series on the local election, focusing on the district council contests.
It would require some tough decisions to pay for it – decisions I am ready to take: cutting budgets on marketing, staff, and union reps.
Labour has chosen a Corbynista as its Police and Crime commissioner candidate. He won’t provide the action we need.
The local Conservatives launch a manifesto of vision, ambition, and aspiration for May 2020.
It can mask a lack of knowledge and causes constant switches in attention. The time is right for a concerted effort to get rid of it.