Councils that are efficient and keep costs down should be rewarded, not penalised.
Posts Tagged: Leicestershire
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.
Luke Evans: Snapshot from Bosworth. We haven’t beaten the Coronavirus. But nor are we letting it beat us.
The vast majority of those who follow the rules have enabled those of us outside Leicester to avoid a second lockdown so far.
I see my role as being that of an honest broker in a fluid situation. I’m determined not to put information out because I want to be first with the news.
I am grateful to the Government for responding to our financial concerns. It’s meant that help has reached those who need it most.
Nick Rushton: Councils’ funding gap must be faced by the new Prime Minister – or we risk suffering at the ballot box.
Counties are the most exposed to financial pressures, but the least resourced to deal with them. Rural residents are getting a raw deal.
Nicky Morgan: If Tory MPs want May not to rely on Labour, then they know what they must do. Pass her deal as it stands.
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.
Damian White: An independent report has found that four of the five most efficient councils in England are Conservative
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.
Paul Mercer: Here in Loughborough, we’re finding a mass of former Labour supporters backing the Tories
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.