Yet more triumphs for clusters of independents. Essex Man may have lost enthusiasm for the Conservative Party but not for Conservative principles.
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Young people must have a sense of active citizenship. A reassertion of respect for authority figures is needed.
Chris Grayling: After so long a wait, let’s get on with it – and vote emphatically today for expansion at Heathrow
Today, Parliament can play a huge part in helping us achieve that post-Brexit vision, securing the long-term connections the country needs.
Publishing the data on spending and staffing would enable a full and frank debate about any reforms needed,
We nicknamed our Community Safety Partnership Hub the Al Capone Group – remembering that notorious gangster was actually sent to prison for tax evasion.
Matthew Scott: The police are plugging a gap in mental healthcare provision – but we can’t do so forever
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
If more Cabinet members had won their seats from Labour, perhaps it would leak just a little bit less
Maybe it was ever thus, at least in modern times, but Tory-held suburban seats outside the South-East are under-represented at the top table.
Charlie Elphicke: Don’t assume that Macron will push our border back to Dover. Here’s how we can reach agreement.
France’s new president may be a more positive force for Britain than people expect. But we need to be ready – deal or no deal.
Net gains for the Conservatives in England 319 seats, net Labour losses 142, net UKIP loses 137, net Lib Dem losses 28.
Iain Dale: A succession of Party Chairmen should hang their heads in shame for the secrecy over candidate selection
Plus: Diversity sweeps Essex. Forget the Conservative Party – this is May’s campaign. And: Give Anne Jenkin a peerage. But of course: she already has one.
Last time UKIP denied the Conservatives outright victories in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex. Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
They have gone either way in successive elections, but their recent results show up electoral trends that helping the Tories.
It is a relic of an out-of-date fashion for the big and artificial rather than the small, local and rooted.