Central Government Funding for Local Councils
There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.
Andrew Smith generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government
TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all
of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source
data on PublicWhip.org.uk.
On 22 Feb 2017:
Andrew Smith was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance (England)
On 10 Feb 2016:
Andrew Smith voted against setting the main central government grant to local government for 2016-17 at a level 24.6% lower than it was set for 2015-16.
On 10 Feb 2015:
Andrew Smith was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Report 2015-16 — Level of Revenue Support Grant
On 13 Feb 2013:
Andrew Smith was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England)
On 9 Feb 2011:
Andrew Smith voted against reducing funding for local councils by 4 percent in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11.
On 29 Jun 2010:
Andrew Smith was absent for a vote on Local Government Financing — regrets the cuts — rejected
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