Speaking out on this controversial subject is brave. But the Surrey Police Commissioner is not alone in doing so.
Posts Tagged: Hampshire
Well-intentioned requirements are causing time to be wasted on form fillings and meeting pointless targets.
Harry Fone: Reserves should be used to limit Council Tax rises. If this isn’t a “rainy day”, what is?
Plus: Why are Police and Crime Commissioners asking for more money for keyrings and stress balls?
John Fuller: This pandemic has shown that bigger local government does not mean better local government
While national command and control sometimes stumbled, our district councils ensured that we could keep calm and carry on.
Local identities matter. Rather than abolishing small local authorities, more power should be handed down to them.
Neil O’Brien: The next algorithm disaster – coming to a Conservative constituency near you. This time, it’s housing growth.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
The criteria for new schools have been squeezed too much – children who deserve the chance of a great education are missing out as a result.
They enhance policing capacity. I am also proud that we are recruiting 210 more police officers onto the front line.
He is an admirably English candidate, a sensitive and prudent man who can be relied on to behave like an officer and a gentleman.
Just as high performing and well-led schools were allowed to convert to being academies, good local councils should have the chance of financial independence.
Staying on would be a tragedy for the Conservative Party, which could very well cease to be viable as a party of government.
Roy Perry: In Hampshire we offer a Council Tax amongst the lowest in the country with services amongst the best.
For the future, more unitary authorities could be a good solution to funding pressures – but not if it means subdividing efficiently-run counties.
Net gains for the Conservatives in England 319 seats, net Labour losses 142, net UKIP loses 137, net Lib Dem losses 28.
Our innovative approach has improved services while the Council Tax is the second lowest of any county in the country.