We continue our series putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
A broad base of support is the best foundation for success. That means councils for the east and west of the county, reflecting local needs.
The group founded to campaign for gay rights has become a threat to women, children, and to free speech.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in North East Lincolnshire. But lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Elmbridge.
“That report into the project set up by my predecessor is back… Well, that project is getting axed for a start.”
Councillors can use local collaboration to come into contact with a victim and help them escape their exploitation.
Plus: Sheffield Council is wasting high street improvements funding on PR. A glimmer of hope in Croydon.
It is the only educational organisation whose focus is on teaching, rather than politics or management.
The Lib Dems gained a seat from Labour in Chichester. Plaid Cymru had a gain from an independent in Gwynedd.
Major changes to the waste and streetscene contract saw improved service. We have also brought in a huge regeneration scheme.
Nicholas Boys Smith: Planning reform is not just about numbers. We need development that people want.
Beautiful, popular, healthy and sustainable new places should be the natural result of working within the system, not the consequence of working against it.
The start of a new fortnightly series on ConservativeHome considering the broader trends behind the results in different parts of the country.
When enquiries and complaints are met with an obstructive response that is a sign that the administration is dysfunctional.
Roger Gough: The number of asylum-seeking children in Kent has forced us to threaten the Government with legal action
To what degree should any council, even one of the biggest in the country, shoulder the effects of what is a national and international issue?
The Green Party gained a seat from Labour in Norwich. The Conservatives gained a seat from the Lib Dems in Aberdeenshire.