The Electoral Commission stumbles from one crisis to another – while proven voter fraud goes unpunished.
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It is the Conservatives who have spoken out over illegal and dangerous exploitation at local factories.
Mark Pengelly and Ayesha Azad: In Woking, the technological revolution will continue after the crisis has ended
There is a strong case for making greater use of these tools: to allow wider participation and more transparent decision-making.
It can provide councils that are more efficient, cost effective, and customer focused, without giving up accountability.
Conservatives have identified savings that would allow the service to be restored.
Each ward member is given an enabling communities budget of £7,500 per year, funded from the New Homes Bonus.
Homeworking can make council staff more productive. It also means we can manage with less office space.
John Moss: In Waltham Forest, party divisions are forgotten as councillors are pulling together to help our residents
I have been seeking support for businesses which moved into new premises and are not on the Rating List – so are not eligible for support.
We are providing food deliveries for around 2,600 households in the Scottish Borders. Rural transport for the children of key workers was also urgent.
Making full use of the volunteers will mean lifting some of the red tape around vetting and so forth. It is a matter of balancing the risks involved in a practical way.
When our elections finally come next year, we will be campaigning hard to win back an overall majority.
Labour and Lib Dem councillors offer a seemingly endless stream of virtue signalling motions. We want practical results.
Samuel Williams: Bristolians are being poorly served by their current Mayor – the most deprived are hit the hardest
I commit to ensuring that education standards improve, and to back a freeport and eco-innovation enterprise zones.
The relocation of a National Express bus depot for the Commonwealth Games athlete’s village will cost £15.5m – eight times more than budgeted.
We have reduced the number of councillors by 30 per cent and we froze allowances for nine years running.