Speech on Local Government Funding

February 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm / by

Changes to LG funding

Today I spoke in the Westminster Hall debate on changes to local government funding. Over the past 5 years, we have seen the Treasury force the most brutal cuts on local authorities, whilst the Chancellor proceeds to tell the nation that he ‘is fixing the roof whilst the sun is shining’. Whether it is closures to youth support centres or reduced mental health services, it is the Chancellor who is to blame, not our local councillors.

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