Resist or Resign! No more council cuts in Newcastle!
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A motion to Newcastle Labour councillors from the people of Newcastle
Newcastle Labour council plan to cut £70m from the city's public spending budget over the next three years. This would mean that between 2010 and 2020 Labour councillors will have cut £291m from Newcastle's services. On every previous occasion they have been given a vote, Labour councillors have voted unanimously in favour of the cuts. The council has cut libraries, the arts, swimming pools, Sure Start services, customer service jobs, mental health services, environmental health provision and domestic violence funding. It now plans to go further, cutting care for children, long term and complex needs services, Early Intervention in Psychosis programmes, school crossing patrols and park maintenance. We do not accept this.
We demand that Newcastle councillors vote against any cut, no matter how small, or offer their resignation. We need 2,500 signatures for Newcastle council to discuss this motion at their meeting on Wednesday 1st March.
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