Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
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Brandon Lewis: Thank you, Conservative members. Because of you, we did well in these elections. But this is just the start.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
WATCH: May in Wandsworth – “This was one of Labour’s top targets. They threw everything at it. But they lost.”
The Prime Minister visits the Tory flagship council in the aftermath of the Conservatives holding on.
In Wandsworth we are working with employers and further education colleges – and providing the infrastructure needed for economic growth.
Where outstanding primary schools do not have attached nursery classes, in Wandsworth we will be looking to work with them to see if they can expand.
Wandsworth is probably the best place to own an electric vehicle in the whole of the UK.
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.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
Guy Senior: Keeping Council Tax low and serving our people well is still the key message in Wandsworth
We are seeing 20,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, and the first new tube station in the borough for 90 years.
Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.
Guy Senior: Labour councillors in Wandsworth vote against new libraries, new houses and a health centre
Over 60 per cent of the homes being built will be “affordable” under Khan’s definition. This is well above the usual target of 35 per cent – yet they still oppose.
Councils need to use their own land to boost development – without the Mayor of London being able to get in the way.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
The huge variation in costs does suggest that some councils, including mine, are likely to be paying over the odds.