We also need more focus on homelessness and rough sleeping to ensure it becomes a cleaner and greener town.
Posts Tagged: Local Elections (general)
In 2011, we only had a couple of councillors. Now we lead it. Labour’s complacency has given us the chance to grow.
Pleasure flights from Solent Airport are proving a lucrative source of income for our local authority.
The way our Council meetings are presided over makes Speaker Bercow look impartial.
Even in “safe seats” a culture of knock-every-door campaigning is needed. That was the lesson from the local elections.
Paul James: I’m proud of what we achieving in Gloucester. But more incentives are needed for new housing.
The New Homes Bonus must not be eroded, and the constraints on small urban local authorities should be recognised.
Labour’s extremism in our district is visible through endless motions that have no local relevance.
Living in a world which can seem so provocative, emotive, and opinionated, I want to focus on the politics of inclusion rather than of division.
Yet more triumphs for clusters of independents. Essex Man may have lost enthusiasm for the Conservative Party but not for Conservative principles.
The doorstep conversations were taking 15 or sometimes 20 minutes. This was absolutely necessary. We had to rebuild trust.
Reviewing the details of the results in this region gives a sense of how volatile the electorate has become.
His pledge to cut income tax and National Insurance for the lowest paid is one that will resonate well on the doors across Redditch and beyond.
Labour had some startling setbacks – it was usually the independents who benefitted. Elsewhere we saw Conservative losses to the Lib Dems.
Our collective decision to concentrate on targeted literature resulted in success against keyboard warriors navel gazing on social media and preaching to their own.
This region shows that Liberal Democrat progress, at the expense of Labour, remains modest.