In Birmingham, the Labour council is adamant about introducing its hated Congestion Charge; which will hit the poorest the hardest.
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ConHome’s election panel. “The Tories need to drop the optimism narrative down a great big hole somewhere south of Northampton.”
Each week, our panel of James Frayne, Marcus Roberts, Trevor Phillips, and Salma Shah will will analyse and assess what’s happening.
James Cleverly: As this election launches, it’s time for us to pull together – and deliver for Britain
Voters have a clear choice: vote Conservative or vote for further indecision, confusion and delay.
Robert Halfon: I’ve been told that, if Corbyn wins, the Conservative Party and I will be sued for negligence
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.
We win elections when we appeal to a broad swathe of voters. The Prime Minister was a popular Mayor in the capital, he must retain his instincts from that time.
In some campaigns, the end result is overwhelmingly likely before a stump has been erected. This is not one of those occasions.
Our businesses have the ingenuity, skills and talent to succeed, but they need to know what the future will hold before they can invest, hire and deliver.
Mimi Harker: Councillors can help the Conservative Party adapt to the less deferential age of social media
Politics has changed. Elected members need to champion the community. Being aloof is no longer tolerated.
We made savings which allowed us to create news teams. These work with all schools to spread tested practices to support good mental wellbeing.
People who aspire to own their own homes move out of London to where property is cheaper.
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.
Our message, and our approach to the issues in the cities, needs to be improved.
“When Jeremy Corbyn came to my constituency he was distinctly unwelcome. Only about 70 people turned up and he shipped them all in.”
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.
Holly Whitbread: The experience of doorstep campaigning for the Conservatives has dramatically improved
We are canvassing with clear messages which are resonating. Local membership is growing, activists far are more engaged and proud to pound the streets.