In the West Midlands, investment decisions have been deferred. We need to be able to push ahead with new trade arrangements around the globe.
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We must drive this project forward. It is a vital piece of infrastructure which could allow a million new homes to be built. But we need to sort out the route.
The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU funding into the regions, is a great opportunity to put areas like mine back in control.
This change would mean streamlined decision making. It would also allow greater devolution in areas such as policing and NHS primary care.
His understated, unpretentious, unexciting style of politics works well in the context of local government. Could it be transposed to Westminster?
The candidate will be selected before the Party conference in September.
More homes doesn’t have to mean huge tower blocks. We need property that people want to live in – we can do this by intelligently and sustainably developing spare council land.
Under Labour the local football club has been treated appallingly and crime has been allowed to rise. The Conservatives offer a bold and positive alternative.
In the third piece in our three-part mini-series, the Thirsk and Malton MP explores how the North East might help the One Yorkshire dream to come true.
In the second piece in our three-part mini-series, the Mayor tells ConservativeHome that freeport status can transform the area.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
James Palmer: Solving the housing crisis needs proper infrastructure – Network Rail is holding us back
This wasteful bureaucratic behemoth is delaying the new stations we need. Conservatives should champion a radical approach with more competition.
Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
Polling shows that a majority want important decisions to be taken locally, but very few believe this to be the case today.