Labour is ready to lose the upcoming byelection in Hartlepool, a former celebration stronghold, in line with a ballot.
A Survation cellphone survey commissioned by the Communication Staff Union and reported by The Occasions discovered Jill Mortimer, the Conservative candidate, held a seven-point lead over Labour’s Paul Williams.
The 49-to-42 margin backs up the sensation of Labour figures within the city, who admitted final month it could be “a wrestle to carry”.
In the meantime, Keir Starmer has apologised for visiting a church whose pastor has beforehand expressed anti-LGBT+ views.
The Labour chief acknowledged it was a mistake and deleted a video of the go to he had posted on-line.
Authorities chopping and freezing public well being budgets for councils throughout the nation
The federal government is chopping and freezing the quantity of public well being money it offers to councils per particular person in areas throughout the nation, in line with official figures.
Regardless of the pandemic 31 native authorities will see a fall of their public well being grants this monetary yr, whereas an additional 69 could have the quantity they’re given by Whitehall frozen, writes Jon Stone.
Annually ministers give councils ring-fenced money for public well being duties like outbreak planning, substance misuse providers, and sexual well being providers – however in recent times the quantity has been minimize by round £1bn.
Jon Sharman6 April 2021 08:19
Starmer apologises for church go to
Keir Starmer has apologised for visiting a church whose pastor has beforehand expressed anti-LGBT+ views.
The Labour chief appeared at a coronavirus vaccine occasion at Jesus Home, in Brent Cross, on the weekend.
Labour’s LGBT+ group criticised the go to.
The church’s senior pastor Agu Irukwu has beforehand spoken out in opposition to LGBT+ equality.
Sir Keir tweeted on Monday evening: “I utterly disagree with Jesus Home’s beliefs on LGBT+ rights, which I used to be not conscious of earlier than my go to. I apologise for the damage my go to precipitated and have taken down the video. It was a mistake and I settle for that.”
Boris Johnson has additionally visited the church’s pop-up vaccination centre.
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Jon Sharman6 April 2021 07:59
Labour set to lose Hartlepool byelection
Labour’s Paul Williams is ready to lose subsequent month’s byelection in Hartlepool, a ballot suggests.
A Survation cellphone survey commissioned by the Communication Staff Union and reported by The Occasions discovered Jill Mortimer, the Conservative candidate, held a seven-point lead over the previous Stockton South MP.
The benefit was 49 factors to 42, the paper reported.
Final month our reporter Colin Drury visited the city to sound out native figures concerning the upcoming contest.
Labour admitted the seat – beforehand a celebration stronghold – could be “a wrestle to carry” within the face of surging Tory assist.
You’ll be able to learn that report right here:
Jon Sharman6 April 2021 07:36