Central Government Funding for Local Councils
There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.
Owen 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 29 Jun 2010:
Owen Smith 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.
On 9 Feb 2011:
Owen Smith voted against reducing funding for local councils by 4 percent in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11.
On 13 Feb 2013:
Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England)
On 10 Feb 2015:
Owen Smith voted against setting the main central government grant to local government for 2015-16 at a level 25% lower than it was set for 2014-15.
On 10 Feb 2016:
Owen 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 22 Feb 2017:
Owen Smith was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance (England)
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