Wednesday 28 February 2018 / 3:30 PM Local Government

Andrew Gwynne responds to Northamptonshire CC budget

Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Secretary for Communities and Local Government, commenting on the signing off of Northamptonshire County Council redrafted budget, said:

“The real cost of Tory negligence is laid bare for all to see – where one of their own councils is forced to put forward a budget that leaves it running only the most basic of services and at risk of legal action.

“Due to this negligence, residents will pay more Council Tax for fewer services, face ad-hoc additional cuts throughout the year and have no guarantee that the Council will not find itself in a similar position next year.

“After almost eight years of Tory austerity, we know it is not working. It’s not working for Northamptonshire and it’s not working for England.”