Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
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Darren Grimes: The frustration, bafflement and despair that the lockdown is forcing on my family and friends in the North-East
It is much more than its main urban areas. So the restrictions feel really unfair to some – such as those I know in County Durham.
Grant Shapps: Why I’m in Manchester today to help kick-start better, greener and more modern transport for the North
Our initiative will bring together Ministers, Mayors and council leaders, to thrash out ways of building new infrastructure during the life of this parliament.
Darren Grimes: Since we must use coal, why import it all – when we could instead create jobs by mining it in the North-East?
In 2018, just to transport 4.7million tonnes of Russian coal was equivalent to a whopping 130 jumbo jets whizzing, non-stop, around the globe for a year.
It can provide councils that are more efficient, cost effective, and customer focused, without giving up accountability.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them.
Damian Flanagan: What drives the Conservatives’ underlying problems? For answers, ponder our exile from the cities of the north.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
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.
Voters in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland should choose a Conservative – to bring new investment to the region.
The human condition is a sometimes conflicting mixture of reason and emotion.
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
For many voters, local elections boil down to which party will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost.