It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
The Council is unpopular for approving tower blocks with no affordable homes and also for punishing motorists in a way that has cut trade for local shops.
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” the Prime Minister wrote when he stood down in January. And here he is.
It is too fragmented to deliver this successfully – so a senior Cabinet minister should be tasked with bringing about change.
A right to shared ownership would also be welcome. Boldness is needed to prevent a Corbyn Government.
If Truss wants to recast British politics as a fight between Tory liberalism and Labour reaction, she’ll have to make the Tories liberal first.
More homes doesn’t have to mean huge tower blocks. We need property that people want to live in – we can do this by intelligently and sustainably developing spare council land.
The Government has to balance the need to get lots more houses built with its duty to protect buyers from unscrupulous builders.
The terrible state of council housing across London undermines community spirit and encourages drug dealing and gang violence. The Mayor is failing to show any leadership.
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.
Extolling the virtues of the Localism Act might not be a big vote winner of the doorstep – but the many achievements it has made possible are having an impact.
Labour promised thousands of new social homes when they took over in 2014. They have only built six a year.
Under Labour the local football club has been treated appallingly and crime has been allowed to rise. The Conservatives offer a bold and positive alternative.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
The final part of our series this week on May’s elections. Will there be a LibDem revival – which polls have yet to indicate?