April 19 2014 Latest news:
The close result in last week’s county council leadership battle has left both sides licking their wounds and trying to work out where it leaves the authority.
As we get nearer and nearer next year’s general election, we’re hearing more and more promises from the major parties on what they will be offering us.
It’s taken me the best part of a week to get it out of my contacts at the county council, but I’ve finally worked out what the leadership contest is all about.
I have a confession to make. Despite covering Suffolk County Council for more years than I can remember, I was totally unaware that there were any underlying problems at the authority of the kind that would normally trigger a leadership contest.
The deaths of Tony Benn and Bob Crow over the last week have made British politics less colourful and robbed the far left of their most powerful voices.