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Local elections in depth: Plymouth’s divided fortunes pose challenge for the City’s new Conservative leaders.
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
Richard Holden: Why Labour’s grip on seats like mine weakened. And how we can strengthen our own everywhere.
This is a story of institutions, work and habits changing out of recognition – and how we can improve our position and the country once we’re heard.
The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
The Government got “Brexit done” – and now wants to deliver on its pledge to spread “opportunity across the whole United Kingdom”.
Put simply, it is the “where” of decisions – it helps policy makers to see where, and how, to focus effort, direct investment and encourage economic activity.
Izzi Seccombe: During this crisis, I’m proud of how Conservative councils are delivering the help needed
The focus has been on the vulnerable – the elderly, the lonely, and getting homeless people off the streets and into secure accommodation.
We want to generate income, to help pay for local services – and drive economic growth, to create jobs and homes where people want them.
I, like many colleagues, react badly to the Party’s decision to try and strong-arm me into voting for this deal.
My force estimates that dealing with mentally unwell people takes around 40 per cent of officer time. If we can get people the help they need this frees up officers to deal with those who choose to break the law.
“You cannot marry the idea that you should bin universal credit with a commitment to improving the life chances of our most vulnerable constituents.”
UKIP’s decline will probably allow the three main parties to each claim an increased vote share. Afterwards, the Tories will still be the largest party in local government.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
Many thousands took part in events around the country.
Johnny Mercer: If you want to move into the unknown, go for it. It is your right. But I’m not coming. I’m voting Remain.
Do we really think in a world that is only getting more dangerous and more complex, we are better off alone, or as part of a team heading in generally the same direction?