Labour has increased the Council Tax, doubled the number of senior officials, and seen Children’s Services go from “outstanding“ to being placed in special measures.
Posts Tagged: Greater Manchester
The Mayor of Greater Manchester is responding to the Prime Minister’s new commission, which aims to independently re-assess the value of the project.
The Greater Manchester mayor then says he would support one if the alternative was a No Deal Brexit.
Plus: Damian Collins and his useless Select Committee shot themselves in the foot this week. Let grandstanding committee chairmen be warned.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
As Labour councils around us abolish libraries, we’re building new ones. We are working flat out to win the local elections. Our message is: “Keep moving forward.”
For Britain to prosper after Brexit, and Corbyn to be thwarted, the Northern Powerhouse is indispensable.
More powers for Andy Street in the West Midlands should just be the start.
Rob Chilton: Osborne forced Burnham on Manchester. Thanks for landing us with a Labour Mayor, George.
The former Chancellor imposed this flawed model on our city without even the courtesy of a consultation, let alone the usual referendum vote.
Perhaps there are lessons from Andy Street’s victory in the West Midlands.
Her strategy of winning over UKIP voters en masse while not losing Remain Tories to the LibDems worked well yesterday. What will Labour voters do on June 8?
Greg Taylor: King in the North – how Andy Burnham Could Put the Kybosh on the Tory Northern Revival.
His meat and potatoes family-values message plays well.
Our city lags behind the UK average in unemployment and productivity. The new mayor must use City Hall’s new levers to make it more competitive.
There are great assets – but some communities are being left behind.
Wales has shown Labour failure and a lack of true accountability.