The Audit Commission’s annual assessment of the quality of services provided by local councils provides great material for the next Conservative local elections campaign. As reported in this morning’s Times:
"Four out of five of Britain’s Ivy League of local councils are Tory-controlled, with Wandsworth remaining the party’s flagship council. The Audit Commission’s annual league of town hall tables show that the Tories dominate at the top with Kensington & Chelsea, Kent, Shropshire and Wandsworth all gaining four stars each. The two worst performers are the Isles of Scilly, under independent control, and North East Lincolnshire, under no overall control. Three of the six worst councils include two Labour-controlled districts, Sandwell and Hackney, and the Labour-led Hull."