If there was genuine competition throughout the collection and processing sector we would see a greater range of products becoming economically viable.
An English Devolution Bill is needed to reignite the process of devolving widespread powers and funding to local areas across the whole country.
We can ease the social care crisis and release more family-sized homes on to the market.
If we are serious about rebalancing, we could move the capital from London to Manchester.
The Lib Dems gained a seat from the Conservatives in Somerset West & Taunton. But the Conservatives held seats in Canterbury and Wiltshire.
Local government is a most effective mechanism to enact positive change. But it is hugely time-consuming and not the right role for all political activists.
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We are canvassing with clear messages which are resonating. Local membership is growing, activists far are more engaged and proud to pound the streets.
When we work with central government, we improve lives and achieve the best results for our communities.
The message is welcome after the defeatism of her predecessors. But radical measures are needed to free up supply and get attractive new development.
Some of the abuse is nothing short of bullying. This is a threat to freedom of speech. We should value debating different views.
The Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in South Northamptonshire. But the Conservatives gained a seat from an independent in Rutland.
The Ministry of Justice should seriously consider GPS tagging for all serious or violent offenders as part of their sentence
This is a return to the agenda of Eric Pickles. It should help show the community benefits of new housing.
The East of England has become the UK’s epicentre for energy generation, with its unique mix of renewable energy.
Despite the obstacles and abuse she faced while setting up the school, Birbalsingh had staff who shared her values, commitment and determination.