Month: May 2017

All eyes on Mayor Palmer – can Conservative co-operation solve the region’s transport woes?

Will huge Tory success in the Mayoral and County Council elections make boundary cooperation easier and quicker than ever? The electoral map of the East of England changed dramatically on the 5th of May. For the first time in many years, it is possible to go from Stevenage to Lowestoft and not set foot in a …

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New Mayor’s first priority to take people off the Street

It’s week one of what could either be a three-year flirtation with devolution or the beginning of a bright future – independent of Whitehall – for the West Midlands. Andy Street’s famous win was defined through the prism of Conservative success across the country, helping to annihilate the UKIP vote and pin back Labour in …

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Another day, another local election blog

More elections, more voting – this democracy lark is getting tiring! If your reaction to the announcement of another General Election was ‘oh great, more politics’ then you weren’t alone. Even we’re struggling to get into the festive spirit, and we are supposed to enjoy this stuff. But forget Theresa Maybe, Comrade Corbyn, that Lib …

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Cambridgeshire and Peterbrough mayoral candidates challenged as the race draws to a close

Tomorrow morning voters across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will head to the polls to decide who will be the first Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. At a private event recently held by Snapdragon and Strutt & Parker, for an audience of those working across the housing, development and construction industries, the Conservative, Liberal Democrat, and Labour …

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