It would help to level up places struggling to keep pace with the UK’s most prosperous locations.
Will it be: Keir On Course, So-So Starmer…or a Knightmare for the Labour Party in Hartlepool – and elsewhere?
The “Red Wall” communities in my area overwhelmingly backed Johnson in the last election, and it’s essential that the faith they put in him is returned.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
It is much more than its main urban areas. So the restrictions feel really unfair to some – such as those I know in County Durham.
Our initiative will bring together Ministers, Mayors and council leaders, to thrash out ways of building new infrastructure during the life of this parliament.
In 2018, just to transport 4.7million tonnes of Russian coal was equivalent to a whopping 130 jumbo jets whizzing, non-stop, around the globe for a year.
It can provide councils that are more efficient, cost effective, and customer focused, without giving up accountability.
If we’re really going solve it and “build better” as Scruton wished then we need massive changes.
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.
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
The Lib Dems have made net gains of 400 seats, so far.