The Conservative Party is built on something more deep rooted than the passing fads of the metropolitan chattering classes.
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Chairing a committee is paid at the rate of over £2,000 per meeting.
Despite the growth in academies, finding talented people willing to serve as governors remains crucial.
At a time of budget cuts there is an opportunity for residents to help improve value for money.
Thousands of inmates could become a significant proportion of the electorate in particular local wards.
We need to make councils more hospitable places for women.
The expert team will be providing specialist help – they will not be commissioners taking over the Council.
The full text of the Communities and Local Government Secretary’s speech to the LGA today.
We should have fewer councillors – but they should be full time.
The Information Commissioner should provide stronger guidance to ensure councillors are not obstructed from fulfilling their role.
When it comes to fiscal prudency it is important to set a good example.
The Conservatives come to a deal in Moray – but miss out in Cornwall and Dumfries and Galloway.
The infrastructure needs to come first – then the housing.
Only 30 per cent of Conservative councillors are women and only 15 per cent of Conservative council leaders. A change in attitude is needed.
We want development – but we do not want our village wrecked.