Desmond Swayne

Conservative MP for New Forest West

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Central Government Funding for Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.

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Desmond Swayne generally voted for 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.

Key votes about reducing central government funding of local government:

  • On 23 Feb 2021: Desmond Swayne was absent for a vote on Government's Management of the Economy Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2021: Desmond Swayne was absent for a vote on Council Tax: Government’s Proposed Increase — COVID-19 Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2019: Desmond Swayne voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2018-19 at a level 56% lower than it was set for 2017-18. Show vote
  • On 28 Mar 2018: Desmond Swayne was absent for a vote on Local Government Funding Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2018: Desmond Swayne voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2018-19 at a level 28% lower than it was set for 2017-18. Show vote
  • On 22 Feb 2017: Desmond Swayne was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance (England) Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2016: Desmond Swayne voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2016-17 at a level 24.6% lower than it was set for 2015-16. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2015: Desmond Swayne voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2015-16 at a level 25% lower than it was set for 2014-15. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2013: Desmond Swayne voted to approve the amounts of Revenue Support Grant proposed by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to pay to local councils in 2013-14 Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Desmond Swayne was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2011-12 (England) Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2010: Desmond Swayne voted against expressing regret in relation to central funding of local government and against resolving to base future decisions on local government funding on fairness, protecting front line services and promoting growth. Show vote

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