At the heart of the Midlands Engine’s strategy is a desire to collaborate, particularly in sectors vital to the low carbon transition.
The issues that were raised with us on doorsteps in the local elections were about our highways, town centre and green spaces.
Councils that are efficient and keep costs down should be rewarded, not penalised.
The Government got “Brexit done” – and now wants to deliver on its pledge to spread “opportunity across the whole United Kingdom”.
The first in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
We cannot waste the opportunity that our Government’s high-speed rail investment plans presents.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
The parents we have most consistently let down are those we have not empowered to demand more for their children. That must change.
The scale of the challenge is vast, but ultimately it’s a “good problem” to have.
Our survey of the electoral battlefield kicks off with the East Midlands, where Labour and the Tories go head-to-head with minimal interference from smaller parties.
Labour had some startling setbacks – it was usually the independents who benefitted. Elsewhere we saw Conservative losses to the Lib Dems.