Steve McCabe has slammed the Government for saddling Birmingham taxpayers with a hefty bill

Steve McCabe has slammed the Government for saddling Birmingham taxpayers with a hefty bill for hold

Steve is now working to stop the Conservative-led Government’s plans to force Birmingham City Council into paying for a referendum.

 

Steve said: “This is absolutely scandalous. The Government has cut Birmingham City Council’s budget but now expects us to pay for a Mayoral referendum which the Government is insisting Birmingham holds.”

 

“I have nothing against the principle of elected Mayors and I am happy for the people of Birmingham to decide but we did not ask to have a referendum – why should we pay for it?”

 

“Right now if you ask my constituents would you rather pay for the social care of an elderly citizen or fork out tens of thousands on a referendum, I know which they would choose.”

 

“It is an utter disgrace and the Government should rethink these proposals.”

 

Steve’s successful campaign against the imposition of an unelected executive Mayor has forced the Government into a ‘U-turn’. Steve was at the forefront of the successful campaign to stop the imposition of a Shadow Mayor in Birmingham before a referendum.

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