Can we honestly say that a house with damp is acceptable? Or a home with poor insulation, when it costs an extra £650 per year to heat?
The Conservatives lost a seat to an independent in Basingstoke and Deane.
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I have seen the lack of accountability in Redbridge. The system needs to change.
The largest district council in the country is proving an effectve model of local government.
The image of large swathes of the north, as a post-industrial wasteland, filled with abandoned Victorian terraces, isn’t just wrong and offensive. It’s actively dangerous.
The individual beggars are often the victims of modern slavery. They account for their monies to their gang masters.
Despite the proven success of schools like Michaela, the Left’s policies are more destructive than ever.
The Lib Dems gained a seated from an independent in Somerset West & Taunton. The Conservatives held seats in Aberdeen, Cardiff and Charnwood.
There was a really good vibe at Party Conference – especially at lots of outstanding fringe events discussing how to give local communities greater powers.
An independent report has found that endless promises in City Hall are not backed up by action. 227 pledges on policing have proved completely meaningless.
Our task is to improve a system that is already very effective, albeit far from perfect.
Yesterday’s announcement of Government’s design guidance is a very welcome step in the right direction.
Our message, and our approach to the issues in the cities, needs to be improved.
The Conservatives lost a seat to Labour in Luton. But the Conservatives gained a seat from a residents association in Rochford.
I understand how public service can be a daunting prospect. But it can be one of the most rewarding moves you ever make.