Thanks to a captive market and the need for new investment, the cost of commuting has increased – a burden that must be met out of taxed and static incomes.
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We won without yet breaking through in the North, urban Britain, or Scotland – but we’re now in a position to make real headway in all three.
2020 will be Labour’s last chance to turn the clock back.
Whoever forms the next government, we shouldn’t forget that the ‘Whitehall Party’ will remain in place.
Governance must take place locally, but not so locally that there is no cooperation between organically-linked neighbourhoods
Public engagement with local democracy is in long-term decline: powers must be matched by reforms to re-connect with voters.
The Conservatives have seized the leadership on devolving power.
The Cities Minister wants to see counties follow cities in gaining more powers.
Migration from London is an opportunity to rebalance the British economy
Back then, hundreds of houses and streets made way for tower blocks. We should be wary of returning to that policy.
Much of it is far from green.
George Osborne MP: How Conservatives are leading a revival in the North – with more jobs, rail, and public health
Our plan for an elected Mayor for Manchester and a Northern Powerhouse is part of a continuing story of progressive civic Conservatism.
It has plenty of supporters among Conservative journalists. But why not among Conservative politicians?
The Conservative Party clearly has a UKIP problem, but it also has an urban problem. Too many Tories seem to recognise one without acknowledging the other.
It’s the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats that have done most of the legwork, leaving Labour with some catching up to do