I sit here writing this column still buzzing from our stunning victory in the North Shropshire by-election. Helen Morgan will make a fantastic MP, and a great voice for ignored rural communities.
Now that the dust has settled on COP26, we turn our attention to the actions we must take following the conference.
Politics can be as tribal as football, or worse, sadly – take that from a Chelsea fan.
There seems to be consensus across local government that the Prime Minister’s announcement on social care funding and reform still leaves a lot to be desired.
Passing a motion and declaring a climate emergency is one thing; doing something practical that makes a difference to the communities we serve is something else.
I would like to say a big thank you to all of you who joined me at the LGA’s virtual annual conference.