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Stop the cuts to Local Government funding in Darlington.

We believe that the cuts in funding to Darlington Borough Council and the other councils in the North East imposed by this coalition government are too severe and unfair. Since the Coalition came to power over 500 jobs have been lost at Darlington Council, all of which affect our services. The Council has closed our Arts Centre, plans to close the Kids & Co nurseries & sell Stressholme golf course. Over the next year the Council intends to make a further £14.5m cuts - all services are under threat. The government’s austerity programme is not working. Our economy is on its knees. Where will it end? We call on government to: Stop the cuts to Local Government & Ensure that funding to Darlington is fair.

This petition was delivered to:
  • The Government of the United Kingdom
  • Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
    David Cameron MP
  • MP for Darlington
    Jenny Chapman
  • Leader of the Council, Darlington
    Bill Dixon
  • Chief Executive, Darlington Borough Council
    Ada Burns

Unison Darlington Local Government Branch started this petition with a single signature, and now has 52 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.