Labour councillors approve £15 million of cuts
Labour controlled Coventry City Council this afternoon voted through a budget that will see £15 million of Tory cuts passed on to the people of Coventry, meaning vital services and jobs will be lost. Rather than put up a fight against cuts from Tory central government, the Labour Council have surrendered without a fight despite calls from local unions to do otherwise.
Dave Nellist of the Socialist Party and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition presented a 1,500 strong petition earlier in the day which was rejected by the Council – see this piece in the Coventry Telegraph for report.
In the coming days we will be doing a more detailed report.
Socialists joined a protest lobby of the Council meeting and will be hosting an election launch rally details as follows –
Wednesday 25th February
7.30pm Methodist Hall, Coventry City Centre, Cv1 2HA