Winning in Birmingham and Bury is not enough. Bolton, Peterborough, and Derby are the challenges Labour needs to overcome.
The role of strong local leadership here cannot be underestimated in galvanizing place prosperity.
It contributes a tidy £6.75 billion in GVA to the national economy each year as a net contributor to Treasury coffers.
Through partnership working, we can be more agile in meeting the infrastructure needs of the regions we represent.
This week marks a bleak anniversary for those from the former princely state. But there’s a new corrective to the Tory pro-India tilt.
We are boosting training opportunities for young people whose employment prospects are at risk due to the coronavirus.
If Conservatives believe in anything, it’s the chance to work hard and get on. Gaining experience in a workplace is crucial for social mobility.
Emissions from cars are 50 per cent above the national average in Cambridgeshire. We need to boost alternatives to ease congestion.
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 campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
Onwards to Anglia, where the Liberal Democrats and Tories will be fighting hard over a small clutch of possible gains.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
The previously centralised direction of spending was unimaginative and bureaucratic. Funding went into leisure courses.