Full slates of Tory candidates have been achieved in the East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, South West and London (the first time in the capital since 1986).
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Labour councillors see their chance to extinguish the only opposition voices left in the Council chamber, so they can continue their waste of taxpayers money, blame-shifting and failure to listen to residents unchecked.
While sales to private developers might bring immediate capital receipts the long term value of amenities must also be considered. A partnership approach is needed.
Council committees lack independence. Local newspapers are sadly in decline. There is not the equivalent rigour to that provided by Parliament and the media nationally.
It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.
The mundane local concerns of people going about their daily lives cannot be ignored. That doesn’t mean getting down into the gutter with the Lib Dems.
The number of UKIP councillors there has fallen from 22 to just eight.
The Conservative Party is built on something more deep rooted than the passing fads of the metropolitan chattering classes.
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.