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A new Prime Minister with a strong local message would give us a good chance next year. We can’t afford to miss it.
These elections were very good indeed for the Conservatives – though there are warning signs of a potential Blue Wall effect in the south.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
As Conservatives, providing choice is one of our primary goals. So we should free up road space to allow this to happen.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
Enough daydreaming about unfeasible and unfunded alternatives on islands in the estuary; enough dithering and delay.
It is important that we celebrate the achievements embodied by this magnificent aircraft and honour those who defended our freedom and democracy.
Embracing technology can include smart bins to improve waste collection and electric vehicles to reduce running costs and improve air quality.
More than one in four councils was subject to a serious security breach in the last five years. Given the sensitive nature of the information held, security needs to be improved.
Voluntary-aided status works both for Catholic schools and everyone else. Furthermore, lifting the cap from new institutions could have had unexpected consequences.
For the future, more unitary authorities could be a good solution to funding pressures – but not if it means subdividing efficiently-run counties.
We must find alternative routes to deliver the economic growth that we are all determined to see.
The devolution deal being foist upon the Isle of Wight and the people of Southampton and Portsmouth is in nobody’s interest.
Our country’s outward-looking, enterprising attitude has always been bound up with the sea, and it continues to carry the vast majority of our exports today.
My experience showed me how they make cycling accessible to many more people than regular cycles.