More than one in four councils was subject to a serious security breach in the last five years. Given the sensitive nature of the information held, security needs to be improved.
The reality of local authority control of schools was not democratic, but rule by officers and party hacks.
As voting opens all three contenders have secured the backing from high profile figures – including council leaders and cabinet members.
All three are great campaigners and proven grassroots workers across London. Winning is a challenge but the prize is definitely up for grabs.
More protection is needed for tenants who complain about the condition of their property due to unscrupulous landlords
No seats changed hands this week. The Conservatives held seats in Suffolk Coastal, Winchester and Wyre Forest.
Many householders are sent threatening letters for money owed by previous occupants. Local authorities are among the culprits.
Don’t try to please everyone. Focus on results not endless meetings. It doesn’t matter what it says in the minutes – nobody reads them.
Through the Centre for Social Justice, she has put her time into actively working on the difficult issues we also face such as homelessness.
Penny Mordaunt: London has some serious problems. It needs a serious candidate – namely, Andrew Boff.
I’m backing him to be the next Mayor of London. He will work tirelessly to deliver and he will lead.
He has the ideas to take the Capital forward. One great example is his plan to put one thousand extra police officers on the streets by cutting waste in City Hall.
The Conservatives held seats in Charnwood, Maidstone and the New Forest, but lost a seat to an independent in Pembrokeshire.
Jessica Studdert: Our national politics is broken. Renewal after Brexit needs to be built from the ground up.
“Taking back control” must also allow pioneering solutions to be tried out in local communities. Democracy is a process, not an event.
I am a pragmatic common sense person. As the council leader I do twice the amount of listening as talking. We work hard to protect the way of life in our county.
I would put an extra thousand police officers back on the streets by cutting City Hall waste – and I would use new technology to make policing more efficient.