Updated, plus: the results of four recent contests in target seats – Bishop Auckland, Bristol North West, Crewe and Nantwich, and Ipswich.
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Several ConservativeHome contributors are among those who have made the final round in the two target seats
There are early signs of a common profile of the seats chosen as targets.
To revive our high streets councils have a role in making sure empty space is put back into use.
There is a lack of proper financial management or scrutiny – while second home owners can dodge paying Council Tax by registering properties as holiday lets.
Publishing the data on spending and staffing would enable a full and frank debate about any reforms needed,
Only six per cent of land is built on. Yet the planning system is still blocking perfectly reasonable development proposals.
Councils should do more to promote marine tourism. Partnership deals could also improve the environment and public health.
It also boosts community spirit among adults.
Judy Terry: The arrogance of planning officers is blocking the chance of the new homes being built that we need
Endless housing conferences organised by the public sector have been held without a single developer or industry representative being invited to speak.
Last year a council Chief Executive received an eight per cent rise, taking her salary to £170,000 – whilst most of her staff were stuck with the basic one per cent
The Opposition have lots of well-motivated infantry and the digital tools to coordinate them effectively. They could put Corbyn into Downing Street.
There needs to be transparency over the borrowing that is being undertaken.
The art treasures must be put on display.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.