We need to decentralise and devolve where communities are trusted and empowered. Let’s encourage higher density together with good thoughtful design.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
The average value of collections for each council is around £7 million.
Gareth Lyon: The opposition is trying to shift the focus from their local mismanagement to national decision-making
After having knocked on doors in six very different constituencies, across the South East, certain themes stand out. Social Care is one of them.
The Manifesto is modest though the reality may prove more radical. Our most important challenge is to supply more attractive new homes.
The final contest before the General Election saw Labour gain a seat from Plaid Cymru in Rhonnda Cynon Taf.
John Bald: Education was once a source of pride in Scotland. It is now a serious embarrassment to the SNP.
Wales is the only home country to be below the OECD average in reading, maths, and science.
Corbyn wants to “repeal anti-trade union legislation” to make strikes easier. The Conservatives have pledged to give commuters greater protection.
Anna Firth has had the Rail Minister down to sort the trains and has collared the Prime Minister about getting a new hospital.
Hundreds of “tenants’ halls” sit empty on council estates. They could be rebuilt to provide new homes.
Some local authorities don’t even keep a record of whether the buildings are in use.
After this disruptive start in life, many young people drift into an adulthood of crime and prison.
The Lib Dems gained a seat from the Conservatives in Wiltshire. The Green Party gained a seat from an independent in Oxfordshire.
In Chesterfield, people want to know about tackling potholes, safeguarding social care, and protecting the local High Street and local pubs.
There is a misguided belief that the sector is an easy route to raising tax revenues. Businesses and second home owners are being penalised.
Stephen Greenhalgh: The vast majority of those who have been closest to Johnson back him – and trust him to deliver for Britain
As Mayor of London, he carefully selected and built an effective team around him to deliver on his election promises. He trusted that team to get on with the job.