The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
It wasn’t just about antisemitism. The Conservatives pledged to maintain weekly bin collections. Labour did not.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.
It may mean installing improved fire and smoke alarm systems; it may mean retrofitting sprinkler systems.