From failing energy companies, to white elephant projects, many local authorities have continued to pour public money down the drain.
It lets me take county council matters to the heart of Government – to unlock investment opportunities and bring economic benefits to Nottinghamshire.
The role of strong local leadership here cannot be underestimated in galvanizing place prosperity.
Not only is this type of ‘education’ a nonsense, but the taxpayer will have to pick up the bill for it.
Both kinds of school have a place, and more besides. It needs to be a choice. Education is not ‘one-size fits all’, it’s ‘horses for courses’.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
The third in our series of pieces: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
That doesn’t mean they are all suddenly hardcore Tories. For many we were the least-worst option. But we have an opportunity to win their trust.
A must-read take on how this once safe Labour seat now has a five figure Conservative majority – and its wider meaning.
Our survey of the electoral battlefield kicks off with the East Midlands, where Labour and the Tories go head-to-head with minimal interference from smaller parties.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Our approach, and our message, won the backing of communities which have previously only ever voted Labour. It can work elsewhere, too.