But unless the Party offers them a genuine shot at prosperity, it risks sliding into decline.
Without the recovery of areas like the West End, and the Business Rates it provides, the Chancellor will struggle.
Giving people greater confidence to return to our high streets is a vital part of the recovery effort.
With their huge majority from last year, courage is expected of Ministers. For all our sakes, they must speak out.
Independent shops and businesses in Soho, Carnaby Street, and the back lanes of Mayfair, whilst not making headlines, will now have gone for ever.
It is worth noting that face-to-face contact won’t always be necessary: those in higher-risk groups will be able to offer support by telephone.
I have missed parents’ evenings, my daughter’s secondary school induction ceremony, and numerous other events because of three-line whip council meetings.
Through tax competition, we could truly have a real Northern Powerhouse and give cities in the north a fairer chance against London and the south east.
He learned at Westminster Council and City Hall the politics of persuading people to agree.
The cap for triggering referendums must now yield to popular consent to pay more in local charges to improve local services.
With the surge in the delivery economy this rule would boost growth. It would also help the emergency services – and those canvassing during election campaigns.
Do we really want them either to declare independence, or else become benefit claimants, funded by British taxpayers?