In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
I am deeply honoured to have been elected Leader of the Conservative Group, on the London Assembly, at an extraordinarily important juncture.
The cost of putting individuals and families into temporary accommodation is significant. Finding secure accommodation is imperative.
This Government could revolutionise the public sector and allow a very different vision of devolution.
We must do more to dispel the fears held by Muslims and EU citizens. Also important is boosting the right to buy.
When I first commuted from Ipswich into London Liverpool Street, it took 55 minutes. Now the average is one hour and 15 minutes.
Ben Houchen, the Tees Valley Mayor, is proving that Conservatives in power can make things happen. Our candidates who were selected early did well.
The merits of local policing, embedded in the community, should not be underestimated. Shifting to specialist teams is a mistake.
We need to decentralise and devolve where communities are trusted and empowered. Let’s encourage higher density together with good thoughtful design.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
The average value of collections for each council is around £7 million.
Gareth Lyon: The opposition is trying to shift the focus from their local mismanagement to national decision-making
After having knocked on doors in six very different constituencies, across the South East, certain themes stand out. Social Care is one of them.
The Manifesto is modest though the reality may prove more radical. Our most important challenge is to supply more attractive new homes.
The final contest before the General Election saw Labour gain a seat from Plaid Cymru in Rhonnda Cynon Taf.
John Bald: Education was once a source of pride in Scotland. It is now a serious embarrassment to the SNP.
Wales is the only home country to be below the OECD average in reading, maths, and science.