Month: June 2021

Reopening The Doors For Rahman? What The Referenda Results Mean For Tower Hamlets And Newham 

Two key votes that may have gone under the radar on 6th May’s ballot papers were the referenda that took place in LB Newham and Tower Hamlets. Residents of these East London boroughs were asked to decide what governance system they wanted their Council to use. Currently both of these boroughs have a directly elected mayor …

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Jenrick Keen To Support Development – Will Tory MPs Support Him? 

On Thursday 27th of May, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) hosted their annual conference. Speakers were overwhelming positive about the state of the housing market, with many expressing their shock at its remarkable position, following the industry’s exceptional bounce back from COVID-19 and outperformance of all other sectors. The flagship speaker was Robert Jenrick, Secretary of …

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Local Elections Set To Take Place Following Vaccine Roll Out – What Can We Expect In The East Of England? 

Just as local authorities were sure they would have to delay local elections for the second year running, causing potentially significant democratic headaches, Constitution Minister Chloe Smith has announced that, due to the successful vaccine rollout to date, local elections will be progressed on 6 May as planned. So, with local elections confirmed and a complex electoral …

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Fuelling The Sustainable Aviation Agenda: How The East of England Is Flying Toward Net Zero Travel 

Whilst 2020 was not quite the ‘fantastic year for Britain’ that Boris Johnson might have hoped for, the prospects for 2021 are looking somewhat brighter. The release of the Energy White Paper at the end of last year has helped MPs enter into the new year with a fresh approach to the nation’s short-term recovery …

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What To Expect: Your Guide To The West Midlands Elections

The media has dubbed it Super Thursday. A day of local, Mayoral, and Police and Crime Commissioner elections across England – with elections in the devolved administrations also going ahead. The West Midlands is a key electoral battleground. Over the last four years the Conservatives have gradually increased the number of local authorities under their …

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The West Midlands: Nothing Changes But Everything Changes

Slowly but surely, the West Midlands is changing colour. What was once a Labour fortress is becoming a red and blue patchwork as the Conservatives continue to creep northwards from the home counties. However, on the face of it, nothing has changed. Andy Street was re-elected as Mayor, most local authority leaders remain in post …

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