It is a challenging time but we must support each other and we must communicate the value we bring to the communities we serve.
Local residents need to know what their council is up to and how well portfolios are performing. Proper oversight is lacking.
There is a strong case for making greater use of these tools: to allow wider participation and more transparent decision-making.
We have a scheme to help our tenants with deposits, to boost home ownership.
It has, without consultation or a change in the law, slammed shut the principal way that investigating corruption of the register may be properly conducted.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
Our innovative Earn Your Deposit Scheme would give the young a real chance to get on the housing ladder.
What possible reason could Labour have to vigorously oppose anti-fraud measures?
Sam Gyimah has been fighting the good fight.