Failing to do so will see it become the next workforce crisis in the headlines.
Speaking out on this controversial subject is brave. But the Surrey Police Commissioner is not alone in doing so.
Plus: There must be a national inquiry led by the Department for Education or Ofsted to establish what has gone on in our schools.
There is no doubt that innovation is needed to tackle a problem which is a blight on communities across the UK.
So how do we get more good, high-paying jobs into poorer areas? One specific opportunity relevant in a lot of Red Wall seats is advanced manufacturing.
It was a failed county. An abomination of the 1972 Local Government Act. Yet bureaucrats keep trying to revive it by stealth.
It is rural England that forms the bedrock of Conservatism. But we must not take its support for granted.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
The straight-talking people of Yorkshire would seem to be impatient with the delays and obfuscations over Brexit.
We can offer so much to the nation. Growing our local economies in a post-Brexit landscape; genuinely integrating health services; ensuring that we build the homes and infrastructure we need.
In North East Lincolnshire we see lots of complicated and unnecessary strategies being adopted – while there is a failure to get the basics right.
Cleethorpes was always a bustling seaside town – but continuous mismanagement means it is in real danger of losing its great reputation.
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
Net gains for the Conservatives in England 319 seats, net Labour losses 142, net UKIP loses 137, net Lib Dem losses 28.