Rochdale MP votes no to further cuts for Rochdale

Date published: 08 February 2019

Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd voted against the Local Government Funding Settlement in parliament this week, the annual determination of funding to local government, which will see more cash going to affluent areas, whilst Rochdale suffers a further £5.6 million reduction in funds this year.

The motion was debated in the House of Commons on Tuesday (5 February) before being approved by MPs.

Councils are also being forced to increase council tax once again, putting pressure on hard-working families who are already struggling.

In Rochdale, residents could see their council tax bills rise by around 5% for 2019/20.

Tony Lloyd MP for Rochdale said: “Rochdale Council has struggled for close to a decade with brutal cuts from this Conservative government, with Rochdale seeing a real term drop in funding of £180 million, compared to 2010 when Labour was last in power.

“The Government must change its plans and prioritise funding for towns like Rochdale, which is why I voted against these plans this week.”

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