Winning in Birmingham and Bury is not enough. Bolton, Peterborough, and Derby are the challenges Labour needs to overcome.
A shift towards four-party politics in England is likely to continue. But in an incremental rather than dramatic manner.
Many areas in most need of transformation lack civil society organisations and miss out on the giving which supports them.
Tougher laws against fraud are welcome. But the police are failing to enforce election law as it stands.
I really worry when so many in our party and in the media think that is all over for the centre-left.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
There are very, very few shows where you can see life here on your screens, or hear our accents.
Clearly the Government’s model is flawed. But there is no perfect formula for solving this crisis.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
The lively and chaotic city presents a warning to the Government as to how its regeneration plans could go wrong.
This decision reiterates the political importance of the UK’s cities to our party – and we must aim for a blue-led council in 2022.