The long-awaited Liberal Democrat revival in their traditional strongholds finally transpired. But the independents also made big gains.
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Local elections 3) The contest with the Lib Dems – their revival has come far more at the expense of the Conservatives than of Labour
The Lib Dems have made net gains of 400 seats, so far.
Could the Yellow Party take control of Lewes, St Albans, Winchester, Teignbridge, Guildford – even Wokingham?
In by-elections where we put out leaflet after leaflet, but didn’t talk to anyone, we lost. Where we used survey canvassing, using a 0-10 model, we either won or advanced.
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.
This act of sabotage can only undermine the public trust that is needed to increase the housing supply.
Warwick Lightfoot: The right post-Brexit farming policy could unleash agricultural innovation and lighten the load on consumers
Reform must be phased, to allow farmers to adapt, but it will pay dividends.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
The Lib Dems will gain seats, but gaining councils is another matter.
Let us make the county an even better and more prosperous place to live and work
They take place three months from tomorrow – as will Birmingham’s mayoral election and that Surrey council tax referendum.
The value of the clear democratic link between the public and the police is becoming understood.
A culture of learning from failure is needed.