Posted on: 3rd May 2021 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Local election preview – county councils

    by Guy Benson This year’s local elections represent the biggest set of local elections ever to take place in England at any one time, as a result of it being the combination of last year’s delayed elections alongside this year’s regularly scheduled contests. Combine the dual sets of local elections with devolved elections in Scotland and Wales plus elections of Police and Crime Commissioners, Mayors, and the London Assembly…

Posted on: 28th December 2020 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 1

THE LOCAL VIEW: Sometimes, we need to stand up to our residents

  The Local View is a new feature, publishing pieces by elected Liberal Democrat councillors on their experiences, concerns and wishes for the future. In this first piece, an anonymous councillor exhorts their colleagues to stand up to their residents rather than being mere vessels for their illiberal views. Like many Liberal Democrats, I was horrified when some of our representatives started spouting anti-5G rhetoric. 5G has been proven safe…

Posted on: 9th November 2020 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

The one thing conservatives just don’t understand

Our out of touch conservative elites need to stop living in their online bubbles and talk to real, mostly liberal voters. In the United States, an outright majority of people have just voted for President-elect Joe Biden, rejecting the conservative populism of Donald Trump. But what is even more interesting is that when looking at economic class, the only constituency of Trump-supporting voters was those in the economic elite, earning…