The main threat may not be from Labour or the Lib Dems – but an uprising of plucky residents’ groups opposing ugly development.
In Gosport, employment is a greater priority than new housing. Top down targets fail to allow for local needs.
The hard paradox is that while older people are electorally powerful – perhaps more than ever – they are also individually vulnerable.
Individuals must be held account. It is the least we owe the relatives and patients. But we should be precise and forensic in focusing on areas where further reforms can make the most impact.
For many voters, local elections boil down to which party will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost.
I started to develop a great concern. What if UKIP managed to win enough seats to take over control of the Council?