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LABOUR’S EMILY BROTHERS BRANDS LIB DEM CUTS TO LOCAL SERVICES AS A DISGRACE
FRIDAY 11 JULY 2014

 

Photo – Emily with Mick Simpkin and Katie Feighan of GMB Union outside Sutton Civic offices.

 

Emily Brothers, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton and Cheam, has today branded Lib Dem Sutton Council cuts as a disgrace.
Following the launch of Sutton Future yesterday, Emily Brothers said:
“I’ve been appalled by the £32 million cuts since 2010 which have been implemented by the Lib Dem administration in Sutton. They’ve denied the extent of the cuts, yet as soon as the Local Election is over Lib Dem leaders chart their path to even more drastic cuts to people’s services. It is a disgrace.
“I don’t recall Ruth Dombey seeking a mandate on the pledge to cut local services by £40 million by 2019. The Lib Dem administration is operating with Stealth and duplicity, but the impact is no less damaging on Sutton and Cheam residents, businesses and community groups.
“I’m sure that the ongoing Lib Dem cuts will hit the most vulnerable in our community the hardest. They are in a race to the bottom, but in 300 days time a new Labour Government will begin the task of national renewal. As Labour’s candidate in Sutton and Cheam, I seek a mandate to help economic growth for all our residents, not just the privileged few. I want to see a comprehensive range of services that meet the needs of local people, recognising that more children and older people will need support over the coming years.
“The Tories are silent, providing no opposition at all. They continue to massage Lib Dem actions locally, reciprocated by the propping up of a failed Tory-led Coalition. That’s why Labour provides the only alternative to the ‘Austerity Alliance’.
“Lib Dem subterfuge is only too apparent in their so called consultation. Essentially, they have produced satisfaction surveys, designed to capture information about individuals completing them, not what local people think of the proposed cuts. In all the bluff and devious spin, there are no actual proposals on what the Lib Dem Council want to cut. Councillor Dombey needs to be straight with local people and say what she thinks should be axed or cut back, not all this sophistry.”

 

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