Thursday 2 August 2018 / 12:02 PM Andrew Gwynne / Local Government

Government must stop this slow motion car crash – Andrew Gwynne

Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities Secretary, commenting on reports from auditors that Lancashire county council’s finances are at ‘tipping point,’ said:

“The Government must stop this slow motion car crash and provide the funding our councils need.

“Lancashire County Council is warning that by 2020 we will see another Tory council follow Northamptonshire into bankruptcy, unless we see an urgent rethink by the Government.

“The Conservatives’ extreme ideology is pushing local government to the brink. The next Labour Government will fund councils fairly and deal with our country’s chronic social care crisis.”