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Tory cuts don’t work

14 December, 2018

• MAKING Islington a fairer place for all is the top priority for Islington Labour. Since 2010, the Tory government has imposed a programme of austerity that has seen huge cuts to public services and vital social security support for local people.

The government is making it harder to tackle the issues that matter to local people because of its reckless cuts. In Islington, austerity has meant core government funding to Islington Council cut by 70 per cent since 2010.

It has also meant 300 local police officers cut. Our schools have more than £300 less to spend per pupil per year. Support for the most vulnerable is also being eroded.

Ten thousand Islington families who are due to move on to universal credit will lose an average of £500 a year. We are also seeing longer NHS hospital waiting times.

Despite this, Labour is determined to continue to make a difference for local people and to continue our fight to make Islington a fairer place for all.

From building the largest number of new council homes for 30 years to supporting more than 5,200 local unemployed people into work, including 1,500 young people, we are making a difference on the issues that people have told us matter to them.

But, after eight years of Tory austerity, we know the cuts don’t work. That’s why we need a Labour government, led by Jeremy Corbyn, that will end austerity, invest in public services and support local people.

Local people can help send the Tories a message today by signing a petition against Tory austerity at www.islington-labour.org.uk/thecutsdontwork.

CLLR ANDY HULL
Executive member for finance, performance and community safety

CLLR SHEILA CHAPMAN
Labour, Junction ward

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