Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
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There would seem to be a difference between the rhetoric coming out of the US and the implementation of policy.
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
Good quality office space is far cheaper in Birmingham than London, and the quality of life is higher. The West Midlands is full of battleground parliamentary seats.
We have already cut our carbon emissions by nearly half in ten years, combined with sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Andy Street: Levelling up for the Midlands and North. Javid must tear up the Treasury rules to make sure it happens.
We in the regions must accept that it will be up to us to provide the detailed data that will help to monitor the success of investment made.
Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.
In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
The Prime Minister was right to say many voters have only ‘lent’ us their votes. We must now earn that trust, by ensuring the benefits of life in a post-Brexit Britain reach all communities.
After 45 years, justice has still not been served for the 21 people who were murdered. Their families and their city deserve closure.
Andy Street: Our holistic approach to public health in the West Midlands ensures spending is effective
We are encouraging people to do more exercise. We are investing millions in schemes to boost cycling and walking, which helps improve air quality in built-up areas.
Peter Golds: The Electoral Commission has rewritten the law to make it difficult to investigate vote fraudsters
It has, without consultation or a change in the law, slammed shut the principal way that investigating corruption of the register may be properly conducted.
In Birmingham, the Labour council is adamant about introducing its hated Congestion Charge; which will hit the poorest the hardest.
Andy Street: Brownfield First works in the West Midlands. The Conservatives should commit to rolling it out elsewhere.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
And what of our voters who would be repelled by a pact with it? I can see the Lib/Lab slogan already: “Vote Blue, get Farage”.