Pledges on housing and the environment were abandoned. The Labour Group became embroiled in bullying and anti-semitism.
Almost a third of councils restrict smoking in open-air public spaces, with some of these bans enforced with fixed penalty notices.
Capitalism adapts and we are the party of innovation and opportunity. The crisis has meant a return to the Big Society.
Failure is not inevitable. Elsewhere, effective transport networks are being delivered. We need that in our capital.
We should be asking ourselves what we want from local government in the future, particularly in light of the Covid-19 crisis.
Marc Jones: Sobriety tags on offenders who commit crimes while under the influence of alcohol can makes us safer
There is no doubt that innovation is needed to tackle a problem which is a blight on communities across the UK.
Rather than impose new burdens, we should be offering free parking to help revive local businesses.
Keith Prince: Londoners will not return to their previous travel arrangements. Whatever the Mayor might want.
There is now ample evidence that lockdown has put rocket boosters under the trend for people to work from home.
Rupert Barnes: Councils don’t define our local sense – which comes from the inherited character of where we live
Changes in administrative boundaries are resisted because of suspicion that they are seeking to change our identity.
Helen Evans: Housing associations need to work with the Government to boost oportunities for home ownership
We need more people to have their own place to live. But we don’t want to make increasing supply more challenging.
John Fuller: This pandemic has shown that bigger local government does not mean better local government
While national command and control sometimes stumbled, our district councils ensured that we could keep calm and carry on.
Mark Henderson: The boost for shared home ownership is very welcome. Not everyone can afford to buy outright.
This is about basic fairness, and people on lower incomes deserving the same chance to get on the housing ladder.
In Lichfield, I predict we will see a change with our next cohort of councillors. Those with jobs and young families will find it easier to take part.
Our new initiative in South Holland will inspire children from disadvantaged backgrounds that they can succeed.
There can be benefits to democracy – and efficiency from reform. But change must come from below – not be imposed from the top.