Encouragingly, both leadership contenders have confirmed their support for more devolution.
Posts Tagged: Cities
Damian Flanagan: What drives the Conservatives’ underlying problems? For answers, ponder our exile from the cities of the north.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
He suggests that Western observers very often misread the situation in developing countries in a manner which deprives the latter of agency and opportunity.
Andrew Carter: More flexibility in council finances is needed if the target for new homes is to be met
Without a boost to infrastructure and local services, it will not be possible to increase the housing supply.
Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
Chloe Westley: A brilliant head teacher, a transformational city school – and the need for mavericks
Last week, I met with one such person. Her name is Katharine Birbalsingh – founder and headmistress of the Michaela Community School.
Andy Street: In the West Midlands, inclusion is more than a buzzword. It’s turning our diversity into a strength.
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
Nevertheless, tax alone won’t solve our challenge. Instead we must reshape the high street experience – as we’re starting to do in the West Midlands.
Andy Street: Here in the West Midlands, there’s a new kind of politics developing. We call it Urban Conservatism. And it’s winning.
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
Our new report outlines several practical steps that government, both locally and in Westminster, can take to prepare Britain’s mobile infrastructure.
The Welsh Conservatives have a new, 25-point policy plan to help us speak to the seven in ten voters who live in our urban centres.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
Whoever leads the Conservatives into the next election needs to gamble some of its political capital on winning over young, urban voters.