The start of a weekly series on this site each Monday previewing the local elections being held on May 7th.
The Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Cambridgeshire. Labour lost a seat to an independent in Manchester.
We are left with a scattergun of projects, selected on old information, the best sales pitch, and political favouritism.
Judy Terry: Suffolk residents are facing a Council Tax increase, yet the wasteful spending continues
Ipswich Borough Council’s decision to “improve” the Cornhill, a popular public space fronting the former Town Hall, is proving disastrous.
A candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is to be chosen on Friday.
In Bexley we don’t lecture people but take a practical approach. It saves millions of pounds a year.
First time young offenders need a chance of being steered away from a life of crime – which a conviction or caution may precipitate.
There was only one contest this week. The Conservatives held a seat in Middlesbrough.
The paperwork mountain grows for Special Needs – yet children are still sent to schools that leave them suffering.
They are continuing to implement planning policies they have declared themselves opposed to.
Many of those who self-identify as being on the Left also back key Conservative policies.
With Council Tax continuing to rise, these companies should be required to provide detailed Annual Reports, which identify directors and any payments they receive.
Robert Ward and Alan Burns: Councils that declare a “climate emergency” engage in scaremongering, not practical action
The current media narrative links every wrinkle in the weather with dire predictions of imminent Armageddon. The young especially are being convinced that the end is nigh.
The Conservatives lost a seat to Labour in Derbyshire. But the Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Hertsmere.
It was a failed county. An abomination of the 1972 Local Government Act. Yet bureaucrats keep trying to revive it by stealth.