County referendums could also be held in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to resolve this contentious issue.
Children’s Home charges have become extortionate. Part of the answer is a big push to recruit more foster carers.
Powers over transport and infrastructure will help us shape the places of the future. Devolved skills budgets will get the support young people need.
The third in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
The term is used to understand the views of people living in traditional Labour heartlands. But it’s more complicated than that.
We want surplus land used to generate energy from biodigesters, sunlight, water, wind, or even hydrogen, that could be sold directly to local people.
We need to look seriously at how our tax system works and whether the burden is spread fairly across the whole country.
Thousands have signed rival petitions to save, or remove, an early 19th century, Grade II* listed, pub sign in a Derbyshire town.
In Derbyshire, we have learnt to have a confident approach, not one wrapped in overly cautious, bureaucratic, risk-averse practice.
Labour had some startling setbacks – it was usually the independents who benefitted. Elsewhere we saw Conservative losses to the Lib Dems.
Adaption and technological solutions must be part of a practical response. Just passing motions proposing unrealistic targets is meaningless.
There appears to be a correlation between Conservative success and a stance that shows you support the democratic wishes of the people.
Our approach, and our message, won the backing of communities which have previously only ever voted Labour. It can work elsewhere, too.
The voluntary Party has lost confidence in the Prime Minister. Is anyone listening around the Cabinet table?