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Liverpool City Council Funding

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:14 am on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) 11:14 am, 29th October 2019

I share with my hon. Friend Stephen Twigg and the Minister their categorisation of Liverpool as that vibrant, optimistic and positive city. Over the course of what will soon be a decade, however, the city has done so much in spite of the Government, and not because of it. My hon. Friend laid out many things that have happened, and I have a whole list in front of me of cuts, including to our fire service, the police service, the health grant formula—that is the current reality—or the early intervention grant to give every child born in Liverpool the best chance of the best start in life. Despite the cumulative impact of all those things, Liverpool has soldiered on—but that does not take away from the reality of what the city is contending with after nearly 10 years of cuts.