Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Local Government today agreed on the floor of the House of Commons, to a proposal from Jack Dromey, the Member of Parliament for Erdington for a top-level meeting on a fair deal for the city involving Birmingham’s 10 MP’s. This came on the day of the announcement of further swingeing cuts by the Government to local government.
Jack Dromey, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Erdington, said:
“Erdington is rich in talent but is one of the poorest constituencies in England in a city, Birmingham, suffering from the biggest cuts in local government history. The consequences for our City are serious. The safety of children going to school could be put at risk by the loss of school crossing patrol wardens. Vulnerable families will suffer from the closure of Home Start after 25 years of service to the city. Tens of thousands of the elderly and disabled in need of social care risk being let down.”
Welcoming the agreement by the Secretary of State to the meeting, Mr Dromey said:
"It is absolutely wrong that Birmingham is treated less fairly than leafy Tory Shires. A fair deal for Birmingham would make a real difference for children, vulnerable families and those in need of social care. We will now work with Birmingham City Council and all those who care for the City to fight Birmingham’s corner.”