Polling and demographic trends indicate dire results for Tories in the capital. Yet they are curiously bullish.
Gaping chasms of incompetence have cost Council Taxpayers millions of pounds.
Those caught carrying acid to be imprisoned on the first offence, not the second. Yet the Lib Dems want to weaken the penalties.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
Shortlists have been chosen for London South West and for Croydon and Sutton. The elections take place next year.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
Given expectations keeping losses below 300 and holding Kingston would be a good night for the Lib Dems
Camden, Haringey, Lambeth, Wandsworth…. At the age of 50, they now seem natural units and alternatives are hard to imagine.
Councillor Paul Scully, leader of the Conservative Group on Sutton Council, outlines his approach. In the London Borough of Sutton we are in an unusual position. The Council is the longest continually-held Lib Dem authority in the country, first taken in 1986. They won by marbling themselves throughout the borough, joining residents associations and other […]
Cllr Paul Scully is leader of the Conservative Group in Sutton. His blog has been judged among the best councillor blogs in the country. Here he says councillors blogging is time well spent. The fact that you are reading this on Conservative Home suggests that you already know that Conservatives are at the forefront of […]