I am sure that first readers will join me in saying a big ‘thank you’ to our amazing local government teams, social workers, public health and NHS staff, who are working so hard to treat those suffering from coronavirus.
The final local government funding settlement for 2020/21, laid before Parliament in February, confirmed that councils will receive a share of £49.2 billion in funding (a 4.4 per cent real terms increase).
“The election of so many new MPs who were councillors provides a unique opportunity to build relationships”
This campaign confirmed what we have always known: that Conservative councillors are the backbone of the voluntary party.
The General Election provides a great opportunity to elect a government that is capable of delivering a successful Brexit, has a good record on managing the economy and cares for its citizens’ welfare.
It was great to see so many Conservative councillors in Manchester for our party conference in October.