The West of England was a narrow Conservative victory last time. It is likely to be closely fought again.
Labour councillors claim to care about the environment. But they have failed to tackle air pollution.
The straight-talking people of Yorkshire would seem to be impatient with the delays and obfuscations over Brexit.
York, Derby High Peak, Gravesham, Amber Valley, and Basildon are among the councils where the Tories face losing power.
The second part of our series this week on May’s elections, moving on to the metropolitan areas that are electing in thirds.
What possible reason could Labour have to vigorously oppose anti-fraud measures?
Sam Gyimah has been fighting the good fight.