The Proposition 13 vote in 1978 brought in dramatic tax cuts in California and a great boost in economic growth. We should learn from the Americans how to invigorate local democracy.
It’s also about keeping our word. Every single manifesto pledge we made in 2018 has been delivered in full, exactly as promised.
If local authorities really thought there was backing for Council Tax increases, they wouldn’t dodge holding referendums.
Only nine communities in England have royal status as conferred by the monarch – and none are further north than Sutton Coldfield.
The test of any Council is how they find a way through sudden and unexpected events. A calm approach is needed.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
Labour councillors see their chance to extinguish the only opposition voices left in the Council chamber, so they can continue their waste of taxpayers money, blame-shifting and failure to listen to residents unchecked.
£750,000 is allocated for “mother tongue teaching”. Yet there is almost no budget for English as a spoken language for non-English-speaking parents.
Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.
It also boosts community spirit among adults.
It is worth looking at where we were successful, and what went right, in the hope we can replicate that, and secure better success at the next general election.
While Momentum discussed deselections the Conservatives gained a seat in Greenwich.
The final town hall Pravdas are being closed down – but councils still ignore the rules on online content.
We cannot afford to cede it to Labour politicians who have no answer to the problem of low pay but more spending, more borrowing and more debt for future generations.