Monday 1 October 2018 / 4:38 PM Andrew Gwynne / Local Government

Andrew Gwynne responds to new warning by local government leaders that Council budgets will be cut by a third next year

Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, responding to a new warning by local government leaders that Council budgets will be cut by a third next year, said:

“This Government has created the largest financial crisis in local government in history, but even as their own councils go bust, they are too blind to see the damage they are causing.

“After 8 years of austerity from the Tories it’s clear that the Government has abandoned local communities to fend for themselves. The next Labour Government will sustainably fund our councils and put an end to this crisis.”