Through the National Lottery, the public have raised over £43 billion for charities, sports, arts and other causes.
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.
Onwards to Anglia, where the Liberal Democrats and Tories will be fighting hard over a small clutch of possible gains.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Michael McManus uses the theatre to explore the potential for an anti-immigrant party to break away not from the Tories, but from Labour.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
For many voters, local elections boil down to which party will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost.
Such messages have more in common with the race controversies of 50 years ago than with the modern Conservative Party.
A handful of gains from the Liberal Democrats do little to disguise a total stalemate between Labour and the Tories in this region.
The fourth in our series investigates the East of England, where the minor parties are making their presence felt in a traditional Tory-Labour front.
Health is a key issue at local as well as national level, and 11 of these troubled institutions are in Conservative-held seats.
Some figures, courtesy of Ian Warren of Election Data.
Chris Hayward, Alan Mak, Michael McManus and Charlotte Vere.