We know how difficult it was to lose millions of manufacturing jobs – let us beware of inadvertently accelerating the same process for services jobs.
The level of influence that a backbench councillor is able to exert over policy when meetings are online, is much diminished.
Councils can promote allotments, tennis courts, walkways and cycling paths. It’s about social prescribing and understanding community needs.
We need to install more electric vehicle charging points, plant kelp farms, and offer Council Tax discounts for environmentally-friendly gardening.
A more flexible approach would also make independent living easier and let the elderly stay close to their friends and families.
An 80-seat majority is a fabulous opportunity, but we need practical, effective and popular policies to deliver on our manifesto.
Two very different Tory-held seats have an important choice to make.
In Sevenoaks, we are using public health funding to pay for advisors working in GP surgeries to help tackle the non-medical causes why people visit their doctor.
In Sevenoaks we ran an uber-local campaign. I am pleased to report that this was a successful strategy.
Using our extensive links with schools, charities and parents, we have designed an array of internet safety measures.
In Sevenoaks District Council we contact people that regularly miss appointments to find out why and how we can help.