This is a big year for us. It will bring a changed UK-EU relationship and possible Parliamentary elections, while we continue to help our communities to thrive in an¬ ever-challenging funding environment.
We soon enter purdah and then the planned group elections, so I wanted to thank you and wish you luck if you are standing locally in May.
The once faithful party whip lies in tatters. The Conservatives called the EU referendum, called a General Election, lost their majority, and brought back from Michel Barnier, the EU’s Chief Negotiator, a Brexit deal so damaging that members won’t vote for it.
“We are still £3.1 billion short and longer-term solutions for care, health and devolution have been delayed”
“People want the best possible council performance for their residents”
“We welcome the lifting of the housing borrowing cap, but continue to push for Right to Buy to be devolved”
“We are listening to you, speaking for councils nationally, and getting more good people to stand”