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Ardingly & Balcombe, Aldeburgh & Leiston, Downs North; Horndean Downs, Brundall: what might all these local government losses have in common?
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
The Government’s planning proposals haven’t even gone out to consultation yet – and everyone knows that the current system’s broken.
In the aftermath of the by-election, ConHome republishes Henry Hill’s post-May analysis of the threat to the Conservatives in the South.
You could call the Labour’s leader’s appearance either brave, or the act of a man who has nothing to lose.
We cannot assume voters enjoy secrecy and freedom when marking a ballot paper at home.
This is a story of institutions, work and habits changing out of recognition – and how we can improve our position and the country once we’re heard.
Plus: Preparation for interviews about Israel and Palestine – well, I don’t call it preparation: I call it avoiding making a tit of yourself.
Our new Lifelong Loan Entitlement will give everyone the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.
With economics, sleaze and environmentalism off the table, Labour is only left with the culture wars to fight the Tories on.
Local factors? The usual backlash against the party in power? Or a long-term trend away from the Conservatives in some of their heartlands?
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
Tory candidates in London, Manchester and Oxfordshire made their opposition to these schemes known. It didn’t win us votes.