We’ve suspended all face to face campaigning for the foreseeable future. Instead we encourage you to direct your energies towards keeping people safe.
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.
“Public safety has and will always remain our top priority… This is a time for looking out for each other, for our neighbours, friends and family.”
When our elections finally come next year, we will be campaigning hard to win back an overall majority.
The Electoral Commission had proposed a delay until the autumn. It does leave a number of practical challenges.
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
Part two of our weekly series on the local election, focusing on the district council contests.
Labour has chosen a Corbynista as its Police and Crime commissioner candidate. He won’t provide the action we need.
The local Conservatives launch a manifesto of vision, ambition, and aspiration for May 2020.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
The start of a weekly series on this site each Monday previewing the local elections being held on May 7th.
They are continuing to implement planning policies they have declared themselves opposed to.
Many of those who self-identify as being on the Left also back key Conservative policies.
Most don’t even mention knife crime. Instead they boast of endorsements from far left groups.
But Labour will be under most pressure. They will be defending seats in areas where they performed very poorly in the General Election.