Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
Posts Tagged: Mayors
Polling shows that a majority want important decisions to be taken locally, but very few believe this to be the case today.
Whoever leads the Conservatives into the next election needs to gamble some of its political capital on winning over young, urban voters.
When people cannot afford to live in the place where they work they spend more and more of their own time and money commuting on congested trains and roads. We need to broaden the Community Land Trust model to include market housing.
Our local Labour councils already charge an arm and a leg, and I will never add to that burden. Sometimes the best powers are the ones you don’t use.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
We need liberal – not closed – local communities where empowered, innovative and tolerant individuals can bring positive change.
Plans to give much more time for rank-and-file speeches may be why Khan and Burnham are having a hard time getting speaking slots.
Brexit will provide new opportunities for the north-east to export across the world.
Instead the Party talks about “consolidation”, but is that just a sign that the reforms have no champion left in Number 10?
Perhaps there are lessons from Andy Street’s victory in the West Midlands.
A look back at 1997 shows how transient landslides can be. City devolution gives Tories the chance to bed themselves in properly in new parts of the political map.
Greg Taylor: King in the North – how Andy Burnham Could Put the Kybosh on the Tory Northern Revival.
His meat and potatoes family-values message plays well.
Andy Street is the right candidate in the right place at the right time.
Our city lags behind the UK average in unemployment and productivity. The new mayor must use City Hall’s new levers to make it more competitive.