The Lib Dems gained seats from the Conservatives in Waverley and in Norfolk. Labour gained a seat from the Conservatives in Southampton.
Labour gained a seat from the Conservatives in Bassetlaw. The Lib Dems gained a seat from the Conservatives on the Isle of Wight.
Rather than eroding that protection, it should be strengthened. There should be more power to challenge excessive spending.
Labour gained a seat from the Conservatives in Blackpool and another seat from the Conservatives in Blackburn with Darwen.
Labour gained seats from the Conservatives in Braintree and Burnley. The Lib Dems lost a seat to a residents group in Kingston.
The Conservatives gained a seat from the Lib Dems in South Cambridgeshire. But the Conservatives lost seats to an independent in Nottinghamshire, to Labour in Lichfield and to the Lib Dems in Wiltshire.
There were only two contests this week. Labour held a seat in Sandwell and gained a seat from the Conservatives in Derbyshire.
Much talk about the “painful choices” of spending cuts and tax increases. But releasing surplus public sector land to provide a million new homes a year, for five years, offers a way out.
The Proposition 13 vote in 1978 brought in dramatic tax cuts in California and a great boost in economic growth. We should learn from the Americans how to invigorate local democracy.
The Conservatives gained a seat from the Lib Dems in Fareham. But the Conservatives lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Guildford and also one to Labour in Broadland.
Shadow Ministers have attacked the idea. But Labour councils were falling over themselves to put in bids. Levelling up is now about a hand up not a hand out.
The Conservatives gained a seat from Labour in Leicester and another one from the Green party in Epping Forest.. The Conservatives also held a seat in Gloucester.
£50 million of funding was announced this week for 13 councils to research “health inequalities”. The practical benefit has not been made clear.
After it issued an Inclusive Language Guide some may question whether this lobby group represents good value for the £53 million of taxpayer’s money it spends each year.