The Lib Dems have also gained ground. As we look ahead to 2022, I am preparing for “No Overall Control.”
Posts Tagged: Sunderland
Will Holloway: The Government can show it’s serious about levelling up by launching a National Plan for Manufacturing
It could take action to reduce industrial electricity costs, among other important steps.
Guy Opperman: In the North East, Labour’s Red Wall continues to crumble – here’s where we can win next
In my view, no Labour seat in County Durham is safe. The remaining seats all have majorities under 6,000.
Daniel Hannan: A Levelling Up Fund will not, on its own, turn Sunderland into Singapore. Localism will take us closer, though.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
Richard Holden: Knightmare on Starmer Street. Labour loses control of Durham – held by the party for a century.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
Bill Bowkett: The pandemic has shown the value of localism. But the Government seems to be ignoring this lesson.
A hyper-localised approach means decisive action with local residents and businesses in mind.
Richard Holden: Levelling up – 70 years late. The 1950s Labour plan that didn’t deliver improvements we’re campaigning for now.
To my astonishment, the Toft Hill Bypass is there on page 134c – undelivered during over half a century of local Labour dominance.
Richard Holden: The Japan trade deal, future CPTPP membership – deliverers of wages, prosperity and work to my Durham constituents.
They can seem remote from the everyday priorities of people here at home. But at its heart, trade is a powerful way to deliver what people really care about.
Darren Grimes: The frustration, bafflement and despair that the lockdown is forcing on my family and friends in the North-East
It is much more than its main urban areas. So the restrictions feel really unfair to some – such as those I know in County Durham.
It’s critical for it to consult with consumers and industry experts before making big decisions.
Neil O’Brien: The next algorithm disaster – coming to a Conservative constituency near you. This time, it’s housing growth.
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 ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
With Brexit negotiations intensifying, the carmakers’ decision to focus on Sunderland manufacturing gives David Frost great leverage.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.