We should base it on an index of cumulative change in wages.
We continue our series putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
This is the second of three articles in a mini-series for this week about giving children and families the best start in life.
The second in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
“Only then can we do what we came here to do – what we were sent here to do.”
A clear campaign narrative that balances local and national priorities is crucial. Engage with community groups. Select candidates early. Use social media to complement, not replace, campaigning.
“The leadership is doing nothing substantive to address this erosion of our core values. It saddens me to say that we are increasingly seen as a racist party.”
The presence of four Labour Leavers helped the UK to avoid a customs union – but their absence on a more minor amendment produced a Government defeat.
Frank Field, Kate Hoey, Graham Stringer and Kelvin Hopkins voted with the Government.
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
Long-standing Leavers, who stood out for personal conviction against the Party leadership, should understand Remainers who are now in the same position.