£1.3 bn cuts to local councils

This last week, these Tory MPs voted to cut £1.3bn of government grant to English councils. Now the Tories want to remove ‘deprivation’ from the funding formula. Look at the spending power cuts since 2010: don’t they see...

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Lancashire County Council Budget Cuts

As leader of Rossendale Borough Council I have written to Conservative controlled Lancashire County Council to express my concern about their proposed budget cuts. I acknowledge the pressures they are facing because of the unfair...

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Darwen Campaign Day

  Thanks to everyone who joined me in Darwen on Sunday for our big campaign day. Good responses from residents too. Many residents voiced concerns about the shambolic Brexit negotiations, and lack of investment in the area.

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