Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
They’ll bank what good news they can get, but net losses of councillors and authorities is not what they had hoped for.
That doesn’t mean the Party needs to move right; on the contrary, it means accommodating on issues such as the NHS.
We can make progress in these local elections next year – but not if we’re frustrated by stupid new rules.
In the last financial year, there were over 500 council employees earning more than the Prime Minister.
The first in a three-part ConHome mini-series on the Tory revival in the area since the Mayoral election of last May.
Yesterday, I wrote to the Chancellor with the support of 50 of the biggest and most established businesses in the Tees Valley, to call for a pilot scheme.
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.
For Britain to prosper after Brexit, and Corbyn to be thwarted, the Northern Powerhouse is indispensable.
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
Might a tapered aspiration to get health spending (NHS and social care) consistently over the EU and OECD average by 2025 be something that a May Government could consider?
Business growth is the priority.
A 58 per cent rise in the tax over the last two decades should serve as a warning against further hikes.
They’ve provided the MP, they dominate the council, they are responsible for the police and the schools. And together, they have failed us.
Candidates can apply to 22 “clusters” of seats across the country.