It lets me take county council matters to the heart of Government – to unlock investment opportunities and bring economic benefits to Nottinghamshire.
The issues that were raised with us on doorsteps in the local elections were about our highways, town centre and green spaces.
The third in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
The first in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
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Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
The Chief Whip is a farmer who recognises that “a lame ewe needs to be put down”.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
The Party will also be sharing power in a number of Scottish local authorities.
We will champion grammar schools, as well as promoting engineering, manufacturing and construction training, and information technology.
For economic, moral and political reasons we should introduce a new generation of Enterprise Zones to heal the wounds of the 1980s.