If we had a more effective Labour Party here, we could have had a very different result. But the fact is we don’t, so we didn’t.
The tally of candidate nominations offers some encouragement for the Conservatives, with the low number from Reform UK. But an anti-Conservative electoral pact in Waverley may be a source of anxiety.
We delivered the largest Council Tax cut of any authority in the UK and we explained to people how we did it.
Through its “efficiency dividend” residents will receive a reduction of up to £50 this year, without any cuts to frontline services.
It really worries me when coming elections are discussed only in terms of the future of the party leadership.
With petrol at an all-time high and energy bill rising, among other cost-of-living issues, is it any wonder the public are losing faith?
Students need skills like resilience, financial education, oracy and teamwork to secure jobs and thrive in employment.
The term pits one group against another and does more to damage race relations than enhance them.
They should be held accountable for bettering the academic progress of the most deprived students.
I really worry when so many in our party and in the media think that is all over for the centre-left.
This is a story of institutions, work and habits changing out of recognition – and how we can improve our position and the country once we’re heard.
These elections were very good indeed for the Conservatives – though there are warning signs of a potential Blue Wall effect in the south.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
Plus: Is it really a bad thing if more work from home? And: It’s time to acknowledge private workers’ contributions in the Covid crisis.
Plus: There must be a national inquiry led by the Department for Education or Ofsted to establish what has gone on in our schools.