Local councils in England received £30 million in funding to help them put together teams of compliance officers. So how has it been used?
We need to decentralise and devolve where communities are trusted and empowered. Let’s encourage higher density together with good thoughtful design.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.
Plus: we now know the shortlist in Northampton South.
Plus the details of other seats selecting this evening.
The selections in the two Tory-held seats to date have both been won by women; and there is at least one woman on the shortlist of every such seat yet to select.
All the latest candidate selections, shortlists in key marginals and details of tonight’s contests.