It is more sensible for local authorities to pursue the commercialisation of existing services over commercial property investments.
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.
Six of the seven constituencies in the new tranche voted Leave in the referendum.
Dagenham and Rainham, Bury South, Cardiff North and Bassetlaw are among the new tranche seeking a Conservative candidate.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
All the latest news of shortlists and selections from right across the country.
Shortlists for Wirral West, Ealing Central & Acton, Chorley and Bristol East. And selection results in Blackpool South, Darlington and Eltham.
We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
Continuing our series, this week we look at the solid Conservative performance in the East Midlands.
UKIP look set to hand Labour a string of critical marginals in the close-fought two way battle for this region.