On 14th July, the NSCU launched the Community Power Partnership in order to promote policies which enable local people, working together, to take back control over the decisions that affect them.

Danny Kruger wrote in The Times ‘Communities can do a better job for the state… “We have no cry”, lamented a political hack in Disraeli’s novel Sybil, contemplating an election campaign without a governing idea. “Trust the people” should be our cry once more.’