Conor McGinn challenged the Government on cuts to local government funding for St Helens and called for a debate on the impact the cuts could have.
хЪSpeaking in the House of Commons,хЪConor noted that St Helens is set to have a further хЃ23 million cut from its budget over the next two years.
ConorхЪcalled on the Leader of the House of Commons to have a debate in Parliament on the crisis in local Government funding and the impact it is having on critical services.
хЪ“My local authority area in St Helens is having another хЃ23m taken from its budget, meaning it will have had a 50% reduction in funding by 2020 under this Government.
хЪ“This leaves local people with real concerns about the impact this will have on the critical services my local authority provides.
хЪ“I pay tribute to Cllr Barrie Grunewald and his Labour administration in St Helens for doing everything they can to mitigate against the huge impact of these cuts on council service.”
хЪ“We need to have a proper debate about the crisis facing local government funding so that the Government is forced to come clean about the scale of the problems it is causing. It is vital we ensure that essential services local authorities provide are not put at risk.”