NANCY PLATTS: A ‘kinder, gentler politics’ means fixing Westminster’s broken system.
MEGAN CORTON SCOTT: When we point the finger at every ‘radical’ or ‘mould-breaker’ we lose our grip on what populism is and why it is dangerous.
GLEN O'HARA: Labour should do well in May - but beware of celebrating too soon.
NONA BUCKLEY-IRVINE: It's about time we had more women in positions of leadership in local politics.
ALAN HALL: Effective scrutiny plays a crucial role in ensuring councils deliver for their residents.
Not everyone wants to devolve decision making, maybe they see it as too difficult, or they have a very clear view of what a community should accept and nothing is going to change their mind.
Maybe sometimes people struggle with the...