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Posts Tagged: Stoke
Greater clarity in the tendering process has allowed us to achieve value for money and to back local businesses.
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.
Harry Fone: Bristol is consulting on a Council Tax rise. But will it take any notice of the response?
Plus: Stoke cuts bloated management. Would Thatcher have approved of £100,000 of public funds for her statue?
Damian Green: Why a forced choice between a Brexity North and a Globalist South would be a false one – and damage our Party
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Leaving the European Union presents us with a historic opportunity to create a healthier environment for ourselves and future generations.
Death is not a statistical data point, and the loss of life of a mother, a father, a child, and a key worker can never be filled.
De-industrialisation has led to a high number of empty properties. But we now have more housing completions than the average London borough.
Jonathan Gullis: At last, we have an Education Secretary willing to say that the emperor has no clothes
We have a university system where 34 per cent of graduates don’t get graduate jobs and which subsidises unlimited courses in media studies.
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.
The fourth in our series: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
Eddie Hughes: Our values must drive CCHQ. That means moving it to a town or small city – not a big one.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
Good quality office space is far cheaper in Birmingham than London, and the quality of life is higher. The West Midlands is full of battleground parliamentary seats.
Lee Rowley: North East Derbyshire was a forerunner of this election victory. Here’s what we did to win again.
For my colleagues who’ve smashed through the Red Wall – pick those bricks up and build anew.
Ben Bradley: Voters tore down the Red Wall because they were sick of Labour talking down to them and holding them back
That doesn’t mean they are all suddenly hardcore Tories. For many we were the least-worst option. But we have an opportunity to win their trust.