Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, was keynote speaker at the 2018 Local Government Association Finance Conference on Tuesday as he presented Labour’s approach to the local government sector.

Gwynne used the keynote speech as an opportunity to set out Labour’s view of the local government finance Settlement, Business Rates Retention and how the future funding of local government should develop.

The event allowed Gywnne an opportunity to inform the audience of The Labour Party perspective on how the party would empower and properly fund local government to enable councils to deliver for our communities.

Gwynne also used the occasion to pay tribute to the late Leader of Tameside Council, Kieran Quinn, who sadly passed away on Christmas Day.

Andrew Gwynne said:

“I was delighted to be able to speak to councillors and officers from across the country to spell out Labour’s vision for local government.

“Local government has so often been the last line of defence in our communities this past year and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank them for their hard work dedication.

“Good local government is about strengthening society. It’s about supporting one another; bettering  the life chances of the many and helping those in need.”

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