Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, met with representatives of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) at a lobby event in Parliament.

Firefighters from across Greater Manchester came down to London to meet their local MPs and explain their concerns about funding for the fire and emergency services.

Central government funding for the fire and rescue service will fall by £155 million in 2019/20, a cut of 15% from 2016/17. Between 2010 and 2015 funding was cut by 30%.

Financial strain on fire budgets have led to plans for station closures, including Whitehill in Reddish South.

Andrew Gwynne said:

“I am extremely concerned about the impact of the cuts to our fire and rescue service.


“I am particularly concerned about the closure of Whitehill Fire Station in south Reddish and have raised my objections about this proposal.


“The Tory Government needs to provide more funding to fire and rescue services to keep our communities safe.”

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