He will probably get the Conservative nomination, while defeating Labour in the election next May will be more challenging. But doesn’t being a county council leader have more power anyway?
Winning in Birmingham and Bury is not enough. Bolton, Peterborough, and Derby are the challenges Labour needs to overcome.
Radical devolution and a new focus on HE and FE are among two things that can help the Government achieve its aims.
There are few institutions that do more to bolster the civic pride of many towns and cities than the local club.
It would help to level up places struggling to keep pace with the UK’s most prosperous locations.
Leading by example is all well and good. Impoverishing yourself in order to make a point, not so much.
It could take action to reduce industrial electricity costs, among other important steps.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.