Tory cuts to local government are hitting the most deprived councils hardest, according to new Labour analysis. Tameside Council will have £415 less per household than in 2011, and Stockport Council will have around £300 less.
At the same time David Cameron’s local council, West Oxfordshire, will only have £17 less to spend than in 2011.
Labour has launched a new online campaign tool showing how different areas have been hit by Tory cuts.
Across the country local authorities’ spending power per household is on course to fall by an average of 16 per cent (£169) between 2011-12 and 2012-20. But Labour councils are set to see falls of 21 per cent on average, compared to a 13 per cent fall for Tory councils.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“It is incredibly worrying that David Cameron is deliberately choosing to cut funding to Tameside and Stockport Councils.
“We need to elect as many Labour Councillors as possible to stand up against these unfair Tory cuts.”
Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said:
“Local government is under enormous pressure because of politically motivated Tory cuts that hit the poorest hardest. Ordinary families are paying the price as councils are forced to cut services to fill the gap.
“The Tories won’t stand up for working people. They are putting family prosperity and Britain’s future at risk.”