Low paid and part-time jobs. Poor digital and physical connectivity. A lack of qualifications. We need to level up too.
We as individuals, business leaders, and as councillors, need to get on and actually do what we can to make change.
Plus: Publishing diaries – do you keep in all the salacious details, or take some out to avoid upsetting people? Sasha Swire takes route one.
The Tories and Liberal Democrats face off over a relatively small field of competitive seats, whilst an Independent seeks an upset in East Devon.
Local hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions would all benefit from a cut in VAT. This is something that we can seriously look at once we have left the EU.
Plus two selection contests in Meon Valley, and Runnymede and Weybridge.
Plus: Could the Brexit Party get a free run from the Conservatives in 50 seats? Welcome, Chris Mason. And: my weekend.
The Lib Dems have made net gains of 400 seats, so far.
The comedy and horror of Thorpe’s trial, and of the 1970s, are caught in this book and television series.
We open a ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region
We continue our post-match inspection of our battleground profiles with the Liberal Democrat graveyard of the South West.
The second piece in our series explores the intense struggles across the South West of England.
The battlegrounds show a mix of results. But UKIP is down across the board.