Birmingham MPs set to debate city's raw deal

Birmingham MP, Steve McCabe (Selly Oak) has secured a Westminster Hall Debate next Tuesday 14 December.

 

Birmingham Labour MPs have warned the Government about their catastrophic funding plans for Birmingham which will result in devastating cuts to children’s centres, local libraries, leisure centres and services for the elderly.

 

The City’s nine Labour MPs wrote to the Chancellor before November's Autumn Statement to plead for fairer funding for Birmingham. The City Council and NHS have now revealed they are facing a funding gap of £150 million next year.

 

Steve McCabe MP said:

“Next week I and my colleagues have the opportunity to ask the Government what they have against Birmingham. Our Council is one of the hardest hit by these unfair Tory funding arrangements. We are now seeing services cut to the bone or disappearing completely.

 

“Social care services are on the brink of collapse and facilities like community libraries are being decimated. This is nothing short of political vandalism. The Government needs to cease this spiteful behaviour towards our city and act now to provide Birmingham with a fairer funding deal."

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