Monday 28 January 2019 / 12:01 AM Local Government

Andrew Gwynne responds to Centre for Cities report

Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, responding to the Centre for Cities report, said:

“The Tories have shamefully stripped back funding for local authorities, leaving many councils on the brink of collapse and the vital public services that people rely on at breaking point.

“Councils have now lost 60p out of every £1 that the last Labour government invested in our communities.

“The government must stop targeting deprived areas with their politically motivated cuts and provide sustainable funding for councils to protect our local services.”