If the old saying that a week is a long time in politics is true, then the last month feels like a lifetime, as we have seen the resignation of the Prime Minister and significant changes in the ministerial team at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).
While the country eagerly sat waiting for the heatwave to pass, what was the Government doing?
Celebrating our local election successes and sharing good practice were at the centre of our offer at the LGA’s annual conference in Harrogate in late June.
In July, we saw the hottest day in our country’s history, and there is evidence that we should be expecting many more.
It is a huge honour to have been elected as the new Leader of the LGA’s Labour Group and Labour’s leader in local government.
The Prime Minister addressed the cost-of-living and housing crises, outlining his plan to help the nation with household finances and home ownership.
I have been greatly concerned about the recent announcement to extend the Right to Buy scheme to social housing providers.
I would like to congratulate all the Conservative candidates who were elected or re-elected in May’s local elections and offer my commiserations to those who were unsuccessful.
Congratulations to all the councillors – of all parties – who were elected for the first time in May, and now have the chance to lead positive change in your local communities. Commiserations to all who lost their seats: I’m sure you will all find other ways to act as local champions.
The Liberal Democrats are back, and we are back with a bang