In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
Posts Tagged: Rotherham
Andrew Smith: The next Conservative Government can deliver for the North by investing in regeneration.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.
Daniel Hannan: The Johnson tape, the Field incident. So much was said about both. But why the silence about the Kirklees arrests?
The investigation, after all, concerns the systematic rape of underage girls. The non-reaction to it says much about our culture and times.
Alex Morton: The left want to make it illegitimate to be right-wing, and the state is helping them to do it
Quangos, councils, media outlets, even the police are apparently content to apply unequal restrictions to those of us whose views they dislike.
Jake Berry: What I found on my Northern Powerhouse tour. Resilience, skill, innovation and success. Plus an appetite for Brexit.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
Bath, Bishop Auckland, Bristol North West, Peterborough, and Wirral West are seeking candidates, as are several northern cities.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
In the third piece in our three-part mini-series, the Thirsk and Malton MP explores how the North East might help the One Yorkshire dream to come true.
It is not merely money that is wasted. It is spending which diminishes the amount of scrutiny that might otherwise occur.
By discussing a sensitive topic in Muslim communities, you do not give oxygen to racists. You cut off their supply.
Soubry blames Cable, Cable blames his successors – and Pursglove argues that the threat to Tata jobs proves that we should leave the EU.
Of course, sexual violence can be perpetrated by people of all backgrounds but that does not mean in that specific cases, race, religion and culture are not a factor.
The Tories ousted Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrats managed to return two seats, but otherwise this region was a low-scoring draw for the main parties.
The region, which the Yorkshire Post argues should have its own Minister, is the scene of intense campaigning.
A committee system in Rotherham might have exposed the scandal earlier.