But unless the Party offers them a genuine shot at prosperity, it risks sliding into decline.
It should be easier to call local referendums in the UK. Politics is too important to be left to the politicians.
Following the results of last Thursday’s elections, we should feel rejuvenated by the clarity of the pro-Brexit message that the voters sent to us.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
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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.
Key voters include those who voted heavily to remain in the EU, and were decisive in the lost Tory seats of Battersea, Kensington, Kingston and Twickenham.
From schools, to helping the youngest get the best start in life, through to leading regeneration – we always strive to ensure that nobody is left behind.
In practice, children in Wandsworth will still be allowed to climb trees in local parks. It is a mistake for local authorities to adopt rules which suggest otherwise.
You can help to warn voters before it’s too late.