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Throwing taxpayers’ money around fails. What will restore pride to left-behind areas, and create new opportunities, is private initiative.
The Government could end up with a series of Burnhams and Khans, constantly trying to undermine it.
Here’s how we combine climate action and nature regeneration with fairness and levelling up.
The role of strong local leadership here cannot be underestimated in galvanizing place prosperity.
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.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
The moment calls for urgently aligning the agenda for devolution and decentralisation with that of growth and recovery.
Voters who felt taken for granted by Labour, have a Conservative Mayor fighting hard on their behalf.
The fourth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
Manchester and Birmingham already play host to Conservative Conference. The Party should be much bolder, and move much farther north.
Creating these low tax zones, where importing and exporting are made easy, wouldn’t just mean new jobs. It would show a long term commitment to our new supporters.
We’re also doing outstanding research into green hydrogen, whose production can become increasingly affordable.