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.
Red tape should be lifted to allow the Zoom era to continue. It can raise awareness and engagement.
Many Conservative councils do not even charge a fee for providing this service. The arrangement should end.
Plus: the Public Accounts Committee fails to challenge Council waste. Nottingham still in the lead for extortionate tax.
A report has found that empty commercial and retail buildings, owned by local authorities, could be converted into 19,500 homes.
The only contests this week were in London. Labour held two seats in Waltham Forest.
As the MP for Hove, he championed changes to squatting legislation which still stand today.
Our results in the capital were uneven. We need to learn from where we did well – such as in Enfield and Romford.
We need the flexibility and support, now common practice in the private sector, for more woman to come forward.
Our approach to educational problems is practical, effective, and affordable. We need people who believe in them to implement them.
Tougher laws against fraud are welcome. But the police are failing to enforce election law as it stands.
Sworn at by the crazy bagpipe cat lady of Langley Vale. Rain. People still moaning about Brexit. Lost by nine votes. But no regrets.
Plus: Local authorities have deficits of over half a billion pounds. Police and Crime Commissioners should not be forced to employ deputies.
The level of influence that a backbench councillor is able to exert over policy when meetings are online, is much diminished.