It is rural England that forms the bedrock of Conservatism. But we must not take its support for granted.
Posts Tagged: Lincolnshire
So we’ve had NHS, policing and immigration plans from Johnson. Stand ready for a schools spending pledge.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
The straight-talking people of Yorkshire would seem to be impatient with the delays and obfuscations over Brexit.
Nick Rushton: Financial independence would allow councils to talk not of survival, but of real ambition
We can offer so much to the nation. Growing our local economies in a post-Brexit landscape; genuinely integrating health services; ensuring that we build the homes and infrastructure we need.
Oliver Freeston: Labour councils always blame “the cuts” to dodge focus on their management failings
In North East Lincolnshire we see lots of complicated and unnecessary strategies being adopted – while there is a failure to get the basics right.
Rural areas have higher costs for services such as social care – yet we have been coping with bigger spending cuts than our urban counterparts.
Cleethorpes was always a bustling seaside town – but continuous mismanagement means it is in real danger of losing its great reputation.
Matthew Scott: The police are plugging a gap in mental healthcare provision – but we can’t do so forever
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
Net gains for the Conservatives in England 319 seats, net Labour losses 142, net UKIP loses 137, net Lib Dem losses 28.
Last time UKIP denied the Conservatives outright victories in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex. Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
There are now more libraries open for longer hours but we are spending over £2 million less on them each year.
I want to help residents effectively and end Labour control of North East Lincolnshire Council.
Skills and training programmes, partly financed by the European Social Fund, are highly centralised and inefficient.
Andrew Allison: If candidates in these elections can’t be bothered to contact me, why should I vote for any of them?
If I didn’t work full-time in politics, I wouldn’t know that this Police Commissioner poll is taking place.
This follows the example of Havering.