For the first time in more than two years, the Conservatives are ahead in a national voting intention poll. The first of my weekly telephone surveys has found a two-point Tory lead: Conservative 34%, Labour 32%, Lib Dems 9%, UKIP 15%.
Local Conservatives have called for the 30mph limit imposed along a stretch of Peakes Parkway to be scrapped and replaced with a 40mph limit. Drivers are avoiding using the Peaks Parkway for fear of getting a speeding ticket – causing rat runs in other parts of town. That is the claim of two local Conservative Councillors, who say the introduction of speed cameras along the A16 is diverting traffic onto other nearby streets.