Blackburn 'one of the hardest-hit authorities'

First published in Blackburn

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council is one of the ten local authorities in England hardest hit by Whitehall grant cuts.

Research by Newcastle City Council shows that Blackburn was the sixth in the ten worst affected by the financial austerity measures brought in by the government.

All are Labour, with the ten least-affected run by the Conservatives, or Tory/Liberal Democrat coalitions.

Borough Labour leader Kate Hollern said: “The facts speak for themselves.

“These cuts are unfair and are not based on need.”

Local government minister Brandon Lewis said claims that the cuts were politically targeted were “baseless”.

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5:06pm Thu 15 Nov 12

fabinribblevalley says...

Does that idiot Lewis think everyone who is not a tory is stupid, the facts cannot be wrong, the ten worst are labour the ten best conservative, say no more and Lewis don't be such an idiot
Does that idiot Lewis think everyone who is not a tory is stupid, the facts cannot be wrong, the ten worst are labour the ten best conservative, say no more and Lewis don't be such an idiot fabinribblevalley
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