Our plan for an elected Mayor for Manchester and a Northern Powerhouse is part of a continuing story of progressive civic Conservatism.
The current template for directly elected mayors is not fit for purpose.
On the basis you only need to be better than your opponent, the mayoral election in 2016 is indeed competitive. Whisper it: even winnable for the Conservatives.
Revitalising accountability through triggering directly elected mayors is a mission for grassroots Conservatives.
The referendum was really a protest against paying extra for poorer services
At least £39,500 of taxpayer’s money has been given to Bengali media organisations in the current year. No other media organisations receive any funding.
As Lewisham has declines it needs wealth creation all the more
Mayor Anderson is to be commended for resisting the tyranny of sameness
After the service at the Cenotaph it was heart warming to see young and old paying their respects to the war graves at the cemetery
In this case the present arrangement offers the best chance of escaping the grip of a failing political establishment.
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