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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 Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee 11:14 am, 29th October 2019

I welcome the additional powers for the city region Mayor, and I pay tribute to Steve Rotheram for his work. I absolutely echo what the Minister said about the renaissance in the city centre, but I represent suburban east Liverpool, and it does not always feel that way in some of the communities that I represent. They are much more reliant on the council services that I focused on in my speech, so I am absolutely with him on the importance of the city region and investment in it, but we need to ensure that the basic services get their funding as well.