More investment in rural transport and digital infrastructure and a voice for our fisherman would make a big difference to local campaigns.
Comparing the data of the best and worst performing forces, we can see the difference made by applying Peelian principles.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
The long-awaited Liberal Democrat revival in their traditional strongholds finally transpired. But the independents also made big gains.
York, Derby High Peak, Gravesham, Amber Valley, and Basildon are among the councils where the Tories face losing power.
This would both save money and provide a better focus on local communities.