In Labour-run Hackney, al fresco dining and drinking is banned after 10pm. In Labour-run Westminster, al fresco dining and drinking remains banned in Soho.
Our borough is being left behind by a Labour Party that takes its votes for granted. Council Tax is increased while services are cut.
Defeating “the blob” requires attracting more good people into the teaching profession. Then giving the power to make a difference.
Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
Smaller electoral areas with just one councillor each would make for less confusion, more accountability – and fewer one party states.
For many voters, local elections boil down to which party will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost.
Such messages have more in common with the race controversies of 50 years ago than with the modern Conservative Party.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
The second article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Guildford.
The proposal is criticised for hitting the vulnerable and breaking an election pledge. Local transport schemes are also being hit.
The people of this borough are full of enterprise and aspiration, they share Tory values and are receptive to our messages.
What have they got to hide?
The final town hall Pravdas are being closed down – but councils still ignore the rules on online content.