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Posts Tagged: Local Elections (general)
Stephen Greenhalgh: To win in the capital we must fight on local issues and select council candidates on merit
Ruth Davidson’s call for a London Manifesto misses the point that the boroughs have different needs.
We need a Council Tax cut for the young, financed by forced sales of municipal land to boost the number of new homes.
Greg Taylor: England’s most successful Tory politician won’t be directly addressing the Conference next week.
What really matters is proving that devolution has not stalled under Theresa May’s Brexit-focused government.
“The low point of the Conservative campaign has followed the manifesto launch,” we wrote. “The social care policy tanked, and Tory poll ratings fell with it.”
We are prudently managing the finances while filling potholes and re-opening libraries.
Here are the five key messages each Conservative borough needs to get across.
It’s hopeless trying to avoid the ideological battle.
We need to make councils more hospitable places for women.
The report’s findings make clear that no party is free of this poison – but Labour appears to have a particularly serious problem.
Crowdsourcing our manifesto gave us control of the Council – and saw our parliamentary candidate returned successfully to Westminster with a thumping majority.
Labour is failing to deliver even basic services. We will offer the right alternative for a world class city of aspiration.
Andrew Snowden: Thank you, Theresa – more than 500 new councillors have reason to be grateful to her
We win when her leadership is combined with a distinct local message.
The Conservatives come to a deal in Moray – but miss out in Cornwall and Dumfries and Galloway.
Labour’s deal with the LibDems to introduce STV to Scotland’s local elections has led to instability, confusion and a bad deal for the taxpayer.