Sunday 28 January 2018 / 4:05 PM The Latest from Labour

The Government is shifting the burden of local government cuts onto struggling families – Andrew Gwynne

Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, responding to warnings of Council Tax rises, said:

“Almost eight years of cuts have devastated our local government services, and instead of providing new money, central government is attempting to shift the burden onto struggling families.

“The Government must provide genuinely new money to fund our public services.

“Labour in power will always stand up for working people. That’s why we need to see as many Labour councillors as possible elected to stand up for our local communities next May.”