This looks to be the latest installment in a contest ConservativeHome has long covered: the endless tug-of-war between constituency associations and CCHQ over the ins and outs of candidate selection.
Enhancement of our grammar schools, switching street lighting to LED, and maintaining weekly bin collections, rely on rigorous financial management.
Many areas in most need of transformation lack civil society organisations and miss out on the giving which supports them.
To help operators in this sector, the Government should create a simple, new national registration system.
Live, government-funded, out-of-school teaching provision can help level up education.
To what degree should any council, even one of the biggest in the country, shoulder the effects of what is a national and international issue?
The pandemic is only likely to accelerate the process of these places becoming more graduate-heavy and small L liberal.
With economics, sleaze and environmentalism off the table, Labour is only left with the culture wars to fight the Tories on.
These elections were very good indeed for the Conservatives – though there are warning signs of a potential Blue Wall effect in the south.
Plus: Starmer needs to bring Cooper and Benn into his top team. But will they even want the jobs?
The people who will pay this charge have no say over who the London Mayor is. It is a form of taxation without representation or accountability.
End the scandal of the young and healthy getting in ahead of the old and sick because of special favours.
Plus: Bean bags, ping pong tables, and padded pods, in Slough’s swanky new council offices.
It will deliver clean and high value development across Britain’s best growth region.