There are glossy reports and poorly attended meetings. But obvious failings are ignored.
Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.
We have reduced the number of councillors by 30 per cent and we froze allowances for nine years running.
Instead of seeing local councillors as a potential saving, maybe we should see them as an asset.
Giving a boost to Family Hubs would show a genuine commitment to bolstering the social fabric which binds local communities together.
Creating these low tax zones, where importing and exporting are made easy, wouldn’t just mean new jobs. It would show a long term commitment to our new supporters.
In Loughborough, we could see how Labour had lost its “core vote”. They may be unwilling to return to the fold.
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.