The Conservative platform must promise the core Conservative voter a return to competent government, and promise the progressive voter, strategic future-looking policy innovation.
The Green Party gained a seat from the Lib Dems in Bristol. Labour gained a seat from the Conservatives in North Northamptonshire,
More integration between police forces and elected representatives would help fix the broken community reporting system that leaves victims feeling helpless and isolated.
Suffolk has a new Chief Constable, who has only been in post for a couple of months, as has the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. They will be held to account over time, but we need to give them space to do their jobs.
In Liverpool or Slough the commissioners are sent in. Why does Khan get a special dispensation for financial bailouts, and to carry on as he pleases?
There was only one contest yesterday. Labour gained a seat in Rotherham from the Rotherham Democratic Party.
Gove is right to look to the 1980s for lessons. But the danger is that he is learning the wrong ones.
Teachers have legitimate grievances – including the administrative burdens imposed on them. Some union leaders have a political motive in exploiting these.
Arun District Council has decided to invest almost £500,000 of local taxpayers’ money on a luxury bed and breakfast in the picturesque town of Arundel in West Sussex.
In Labour-run Hackney, al fresco dining and drinking is banned after 10pm. In Labour-run Westminster, al fresco dining and drinking remains banned in Soho.
Labour gained a Staffordshire County Council seat from the Conservatives. Labour also gained two Staffordshire Moorlands District Council seats – one from the Conservatives and another from an independent.
I favour a unitary system – combining a suitable number of current districts and boroughs, handing down county council powers, with a combined authority led by a directly elected Mayor.
I’m seeking the nomination for one of our new constituencies with a programme of liberalisation concerning cross-Solent travel, economic regeneration, and diversification.
It would enhance democracy and local accountability, be better value for money for the taxpayer, and be more effective in reducing crime.