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Local government funding

EDM (Early Day Motion) 865: tabled on 20 February 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges that local government fulfils a vital role and should be funded in such a manner as to enable it to continue to do so; notes with regret that councils face a funding gap of £3.19 billion for 2023-24; further notes that councils will be confronted with the unacceptable choice of cutting services or using already worryingly declining reserves to balance their budgets; expresses alarm that the gap is likely to increase to £5 billion in 2024-25 without taking into account increased energy costs and inflationary pressures; and calls on the Government to ensure that adequate funding is provided to local authorities in order to ensure that their budgets are future-proofed against the need to cut jobs and services in the short, medium and long term.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2023
Hemsworth
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2023
Leicester East
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2023
Warley
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2023
Nottingham East
Morgan, Helen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2023
North Shropshire
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 27 February 2023
Brighton, Pavilion
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2023
Walsall South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2023
Sheffield South East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2023
Blackley and Broughton
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2023
Warrington North
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2023
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2023
City of Durham
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2023
South Antrim
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2023
St Albans
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2023
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2023
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2023
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2023
Hayes and Harlington
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2023
York Central
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2023
Liverpool, Riverside
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2023
Liverpool, West Derby
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2023
Bedford
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2023
Blackburn
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2023
Jarrow
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2023
Bath
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2023
Coventry South
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2023
Birkenhead
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2023
Leeds Central
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2023
Cynon Valley
Timms, Sir Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2023
East Ham
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2023
Streatham
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2023
Rochdale
Green, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2023
Chesham and Amersham
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 May 2023
Foyle

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.