Stephen and his colleague, Any Sawford MP, have announced that a Labour administration would commission a review government's impact on local communities.
Co-writing for LabourList, Stephen and Andy said: "Under this Government households in the ten areas ranking highest for multiple deprivation have faced council cuts in spending power sixteen times greater than the ten areas that rank lowest. The councils serving the ten local communities that rank highest for health deprivation and disability have faced reductions in spending power per person twelve times greater than the ten areas that rank lowest...Labour will make sure local authorities are more fairly funded to reflect need and will devolve significant funding and powers. And we will not sideline the vulnerable as the Government has over the past few years. We will listen, and where can we will act."
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