The more radical his plans are, the more resistance there will be. But one can’t serve up a municipal omelette without breaking eggs.
Posts Tagged: Hartlepool
After three by-elections and before tomorrow’s Covid announcement, here are five big challenges for Johnson
The further the act of leaving the EU recedes, the more 2019’s Tory voters will move on – as two recent by-elections reminded us.
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
Alex Morton: Ministers can have more houses or higher immigration. But they won’t be able to get away with both.
Annual net migration currently suggests 55,000 more homes a year since the 2014 projections – more than the entire rise planned after the housing row.
The Government’s planning proposals haven’t even gone out to consultation yet – and everyone knows that the current system’s broken.
Daniel Hannan: A Levelling Up Fund will not, on its own, turn Sunderland into Singapore. Localism will take us closer, though.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
Iain Dale: The student said men are physically stronger than women. Now she’s been referred to the Student Disciplinary Board.
Plus: Batley & Spen is no Hartlepool. LibDems eye Chesham & Amersham. And: will the West Ham variant hit Europe?
David Gauke: Demographic changes in the Blue Wall will work against the Conservatives – they must pay close attention
The pandemic is only likely to accelerate the process of these places becoming more graduate-heavy and small L liberal.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
It despises the very values of patriotism and economic self-improvement that made people like my grandparents vote for them.
The election has shown “people want a party and government that is focussed on them”, the Prime Minister tells Sky News.
WATCH: “I’d like to thank all the people of this great town” – Jill Mortimer’s victory speech in Hartlepool
“I’m also immensely proud to be the first Conservative MP in Hartlepool in 57 years” and “the first woman ever to be elected as MP for this town.”
It’s your efforts on the doorstep and phone that will help us to deliver more local Conservatives with a proven track record of delivering good local services.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Richard Holden: The Stockton South Test – and four others for Starmer, as the run-in for next week’s elections gathers pace
Will it be: Keir On Course, So-So Starmer…or a Knightmare for the Labour Party in Hartlepool – and elsewhere?