Why can’t firefighters be trained to be paramedics? Why can’t firefighters be trained as special constables?
It is not just northern councils that want the flexibility to improve infrastructure.
Labour are looking to supplant the Liberal Democrats as our main opponents – but UKIP and a number of independents are also fighting hard.
Council Tax will fall for the sixth year running.
The Liberal Democrats only have five candidates
Leaving money in the pockets of our residents means that they are free to spend it how they wish
Lower business rates, more planning referendums, extending competitive tendering, “city deals” for districts and local government bonds are ways to release enterprise