The authors reply to William Atkinson – who suggested a week ago on this site that it should not.
While UKIP and Reform UK no longer present a credible threat to the Tories, the Lib Dems and Greens are building momentum.
In this feature, we look at some of the most memorable podcasts of the last few weeks.
It boosts local economies and creates jobs, while it also provides tangible evidence of improvement in regions.
In the run up to the White Paper on Levelling Up, our interview with the former Chancellor opens this week’s ConHome series on localism.
It is always easier to laugh at the jokes of someone you like, and Rightist columnists no longer indulge their former colleague.
It is vital the Government remembers this while finalising the Comprehensive Spending Review.
The Government’s actions are also a sign of confidence in the combined authority model.
The appointment of O’Brien to lead the forthcoming levelling-up white paper shows real commitment to the agenda.
Regional control over adult education is already helping to deliver significant results in skills.
If we don’t learn lessons, then the Party runs a real risk of repeating this result at the next general election more widely.
Clarity is needed that “levelling up” is not intended to mean class war against the more affluent.
While I support the principle of these zones, a poorly executed plan will bring up the cost of living.
The issues that were raised with us on doorsteps in the local elections were about our highways, town centre and green spaces.