GWYNNEBLOG: Tory Local Government funding stitch-up

No new money, no new ideas and no recognition of the dire situation facing councils – that is the reality of the Tories’ new local government settlement, which MPs are voting on today. Unless Tory ministers change tack, more elderly people will go without proper...

Speech to Local Government Finance Conference 2019

Speech delivered to the Annual LGA Local Government Finance Conference, 8 January, 2019. It’s my pleasure to come to come to speak to you as we welcome in the new year. Firstly, a thank you – over the past eight years, despite the funding pressures, and despite...

Gwynne takes ‘Breaking Point’ campaign to Downing Street

Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, joined a collection of local authority leaders and representatives today to hand an anti-austerity petition signed by over 5,000 Labour councillors to Downing Street.  The ‘Breaking Point’ petition is now the most-signed petition...

Gwynne praises Hyde Group for beating productivity challenge

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Andrew Gwynne MP visited Hyde Aero Products to see first hand how one of the largest employers in Tameside, Greater Manchester, is beating the productivity challenge. The Denton and Reddish MP toured...

Unfair Tory cuts hit poorest areas hardest

Tory cuts to local government budget are hitting Labour areas, the North of England and the most deprived councils hardest, according to analysis conducted by the Labour Party. Local authorities’ spending power per household is on course to fall by an average of 23%...

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