The Lib Dems gained a seat from Stratford First in Warwickshire. The Conservatives held seats in Bromley and Welwyn Hatfield.
This is a welcome trend. School standards have improved. But parents are to be commended for taking charge, when let down by “the system”.
Childhood obesity is a complex question, demanding multifaceted solutions. A simplistic ban on “unhealthy” food and drink advertising is the wrong answer.
Does the National Education Union want teenagers to count on their fingers? That’s the consequence if one severs mathematics education from its base in arithmetic.
The co-location of libraries and leisure centres means lower maintenance costs. It also allows opening hours to be extended.
Helping others who are desperate to improve their lives is essential. Otherwise we will have more “no-go areas”.
The Conservatives held seats in Enfield, Westminster and Windsor and Maidenhead. Labour held a seat in Wirral.
As a council by-election candidate, I had the backing of a campaign manager, an assistant campaign manager, the local MP, and the sitting councillors… I won.
In by-elections where we put out leaflet after leaflet, but didn’t talk to anyone, we lost. Where we used survey canvassing, using a 0-10 model, we either won or advanced.
Johnson ordered them, at the request of the police. There was no indication from the Home Office that a licence would be refused.
Buildings with different functions need to be intertwined. In beautiful cities, people tend to live and work side by side.
Probably enough is being done to maintain the status quo. The problem is that for millions of people aiming for home ownership, that is pretty dire.
The Conservatives held a seat in Kent. Labour held seats in Bassetlaw and Stroud. The Lib Dems held a seat in Oxfordshire.
My experience in Ely has shown me that it can be done – with tenacity, optimism and the broadest possible local backing.
Barry Wood: In Britain, the numbers opting to build a home is way behind other countries. But not in Cherwell.
Over ten years we are providing 1,900 new homes for Oxfordshire. They will be a wide range of properties. That is because we believe in choice.