Central Government Funding for Local Councils
There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.
Mark Simmonds almost always 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.
On 10 Feb 2015:
Mark Simmonds 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.
On 13 Feb 2013:
Mark Simmonds was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England)
On 9 Feb 2011:
Mark Simmonds voted to reduce funding for local councils by 4 percent in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11.
On 29 Jun 2010:
Mark Simmonds 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.
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