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Budget 2016: Improving our schools

Budget 2016 puts the next generation first and redoubles our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.By providing extra money so every school in England becomes an academy, we are improving

Labour gets its priorities wrong with city budget

Newcastle City Council passed its 2016-17 budget last night as it cut £30 million of council services with the majority of cuts coming from frontline services whilst back room administration costs are protected. 

Pledge to Vote Conservative on 5 May

On 5th May voters across Britain have a crucial decision to make: to vote for a strong Conservative who will stand up for you and your local area for the next four years, or for Jeremy Corbyn’s

Devolving powers to Scotland

We are delivering for Scotland by devolving more powers to the Scottish Parliament. The fiscal framework agreed by the UK and Scottish governments will underpin the new powers being delivered i

Conservatives reject desperate Lib Dem council plans

Plans to merge Newcastle with neighbouring authority North Tyneside have been rejected outright by local Conservatives following calls from senior Lib Dem figures to abolish the two local authorities.

Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and Crime Commissioners are the democratic link between the police and the public.They are visible, public figures, elected in the most powerful way possible - at the ballot box -

The two things everyone needs to know about Sadiq Khan

There are two things everyone needs to know about Sadiq Khan: He backed Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour Leader He says he’d do it againThat’s right: Sadiq Khan backed Jeremy Corbyn to lead his Party – the man who wants to print money to fund more spending, ramp up taxes on working people

Tonight's Evening Standard hustings - what you need to know

Will you be watching tonight’s Evening Standard London Mayoral hustings, taking place at 6.30pm?It will be on London Live (Freeview channel 8, Sky channel 117, Virgin channel 159, YouView channel 8) and you can also watch a webcast here.If you’re tweeting during the event, the hashtag is #ESHusti