This decision reiterates the political importance of the UK’s cities to our party – and we must aim for a blue-led council in 2022.
The long-awaited Liberal Democrat revival in their traditional strongholds finally transpired. But the independents also made big gains.
The excuse is always that there aren’t enough beds in other places. How come Labour goes to Brighton, then?
Shropshire and Bournemouth are among those councils holding memorial events in response to a plea from Lord Bourne.
They will be strange, edgy experiences: I can hardly wait.