We usually seen them off in Epping Forest. But it is important to deliver on Brexit to avoid grievances being exploited.
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We maintained a high presence throughout the four-year term. As well as running a website and maintaining a social media presence, we produced a regular newsletter.
It will take time to rebuild confidence in what has become a very disappointed and sceptical electorate.
I have never seen so many spoiled ballots before – and every single one carried some variation of “give us Brexit now”.
It is easy to conclude that the Conservatives were the biggest losers. The question of who won is more complicated.
There appears to be a correlation between Conservative success and a stance that shows you support the democratic wishes of the people.
In Sevenoaks we ran an uber-local campaign. I am pleased to report that this was a successful strategy.
Success in politics is about delivering the goods. This should provide encouragement to the local associations who fared less well last week.
We have built up a rapport with the Nepalese community. The key planks of their culture are profoundly Conservative.
“But it is worth emphasising that the Tories got absolutely monstered,” the Shadow Local Government Secretary adds.
Local elections 2) The contest with Labour. A mixed bag for the Opposition to the very end. They gain Gravesham.
They’ll bank what good news they can get, but net losses of councillors and authorities is not what they had hoped for.
Local elections 3) The contest with the Lib Dems – their revival has come far more at the expense of the Conservatives than of Labour
The Lib Dems have made net gains of 400 seats, so far.
Local elections 4) The minor parties: Greens surge, UKIP collapse, localists and independents thrive
Could the absence of the Brexit Party explain in part the enormous increase in the number of ‘Others’ being returned?
Labour is nowhere much to be seen – but the national picture makes the task of winning this council back from it far harder.
After 12 years in power, the Conservatives are still coming up with radical new policies. Bringing empty homes back into use is one priority.