My Labour opponent joined a Black Lives Matter rally in Birmingham during lockdown, to bend the knee alongside those who seek to defund the police.
Local identities matter. Rather than abolishing small local authorities, more power should be handed down to them.
It would be wrong for the Government to restrict the independence of local authorities to decide on borrowing and commercial investment.
The Home Office should host a site which contains accurate data for the whole of the UK – and which can be easily accessed for the last ten years.
Councils should do more to share premises, such as libraries and office reception areas. So should post offices.
Picking up litter. Helping out neighbours. Community spirit and voluntary effort will continue long after the pandemic is over.
If the bicycle that is stolen is someone’s only means of getting to work, then there is significant harm.
Why shouldn’t councils build the homes needed? We can re-enter the market, using low costs of capital to borrow, and cut out the middleman.
Greig Baker: Council borrowing was meant to fund public works improvements – not speculative investments
As things go belly up, profligate local authorities will look to taxpayers across the country to bail them out. More accountability is needed.
Finance, legal, and property expertise are often in short supply on governance boards, yet that knowledge is key to professional school management.
Emissions from cars are 50 per cent above the national average in Cambridgeshire. We need to boost alternatives to ease congestion.
The SNP has been flippant and left local authorities in a precarious position. We need proper funding to make localised decisions.
We need to offer an optimistic free enterprise alternative to Labour’s profligate spending and inferior public services.
Labour wants a new tax that would add extra cars and pollution to some of the areas where air quality is already the worst in the City.
Children are resilient. Often it is the parents who are more anxious. So get information out to them as quickly and simply as possible.