Yesterday, I wrote to the Chancellor with the support of 50 of the biggest and most established businesses in the Tees Valley, to call for a pilot scheme.
Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
Many of us were denied access to VoteSource, literature and printing resources – and we all had to wait for ever for CCHQ to ‘approve’ any and every statement printed.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
Shortlists for Wirral West, Ealing Central & Acton, Chorley and Bristol East. And selection results in Blackpool South, Darlington and Eltham.
If the parties support campaigners appropriately, then there will be good to be gained from this election.
Shortlists for Enfield North, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, York Central, Tynemouth, Hyndburn and Great Grimsby, and partial shortlists for Tatton and Chelmsford.
Business growth is the priority.
The results here find the Tories struggling to break through, but also a strong indication of the rewards should they do so.
The latest piece in our series on the marginals features some intense battles – including Stockton South.
Is rising council tax an issue? It is if we make it one.
The Liberal Democrats and Labour are dog whistling to an extremely well-funded anti-prisons lobby.