Tory austerity has decimated local councils – enough is enough

After eight years of austerity from the Tories it’s clear that the Government has abandoned local communities to fend for themselves.

House building has crashed to its lowest levels since the 1920s and more and more people are becoming homeless or going into temporary accommodation. The safety of our communities has been put at risk after cuts of over 20,000 police officers, and older people are not living with the dignity and comfort they deserve because of cuts to social care. 

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