Counties are the most exposed to financial pressures, but the least resourced to deal with them. Rural residents are getting a raw deal.
We have just 17 days from tomorrow now to do what voters told us to do on the doorsteps last Thursday – namely, ‘get Brexit sorted’.
Drones can track down criminals on the run. That is more cost-effective than sending a police helicopter.
In Havering, we have saved £79 million over the past four years. Yet we have improved the lives of the people we serve.
For reasons of political correctness, its remit now covers far more groups, many of which are clearly not engaged in violent protest, let alone terrorism.
It is a serious issue – but by forever expanding the definition to include anyone who perceives that they have been insulted for any reason ultimately undermines our ability to address the most serious cases.
Leafleting is not enough – we put about 600 hours into door knocking.
The occupier of a council house declared that he had not voted for Nicky Morgan at the last election before explaining that this was only because he had been in prison.
Despite money being tight we are funding the infrastructure improvements that are needed.
May represents the real One Nation politics.