In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
Posts Tagged: Cornwall
In vino veritas: talking to voters in pubs usually works. We saw how four of these five contests could be expected to play out.
The Tories and Liberal Democrats face off over a relatively small field of competitive seats, whilst an Independent seeks an upset in East Devon.
A fisherman from the Ajax, and other Leavers, want to know that Johnson will not let them down.
Gareth Streeter: An intelligent spending review could halt the Liberal Democrats in their tracks in the South West
More investment in rural transport and digital infrastructure and a voice for our fisherman would make a big difference to local campaigns.
The Tri-Service Safety Officer combines the skills of a trained firefighter, a co-responder paramedic and has community safety accreditation from the police.
Buck-passing between different authorities results in poor outcomes for residents and kickback from voters.
If the arguments against a target of net zero emissions by 2050 now seem familiar, that may be because we have been here before.
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
Steve Double: May has misread the mood of the country over free movement. Now is the time to drop hostile rhetoric.
There is a now a window of opportunity for a better, more sensible and cross-party debate than the one we had in the referendum campaign.
My force estimates that dealing with mentally unwell people takes around 40 per cent of officer time. If we can get people the help they need this frees up officers to deal with those who choose to break the law.
Jessica Studdert: Our national politics is broken. Renewal after Brexit needs to be built from the ground up.
“Taking back control” must also allow pioneering solutions to be tried out in local communities. Democracy is a process, not an event.
My constituents would accept an appropriate level of tax but they resent being lectured by those for whom taxation can never be high enough.
There are a number of sensible policies that can be implemented to give the industry a jump start that don’t involve direct subsidy.
The clock is ticking on the Brexit negotiations and spreading confusion in this manner will only undermine the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand.