Bridget Phillipson

MP, Houghton and Sunderland South

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Houghton and Sunderland South Labour

Central Government Funding for Local Councils

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

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Bridget Phillipson almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government

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All votes about reducing central government funding of local government:

  • On 29 Jun 2010: Bridget Phillipson voted in favour of expressing regret in relation to central funding of local government and to base future decisions on local government funding on fairness, protecting front line services and promoting growth. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Bridget Phillipson voted against reducing funding for local councils by 4 percent in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2013: Bridget Phillipson voted against approving 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 10 Feb 2015: Bridget Phillipson acted as teller for a vote on Local Government Finance Report 2015-16 — Level of Revenue Support Grant Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2016: Bridget Phillipson was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance (England) Show vote
  • On 22 Feb 2017: Bridget Phillipson voted against setting the main central government grant to local government for 2017-18 at a level 44% lower than it was set for 2016-17. Show vote

The office of Bridget Phillipson MP has notified us that Bridget Phillipson was on maternity leave for 6 months from October 2011, and again for 6 months from November 2015. Both times her vote was paired. This may affect the numerology section below.

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