Lib Dem reaction to Comprehensive Spending Review

Wokingham Liberal Democrats have issued their response to the coalition government’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

Prue Bray (leader of the Liberal Democrats on Wokingham Borough Council) said: ‘The Comprehensive Spending Review, as a settlement for councils, is going to be tough, but it has been announced as it was trailed. It contained some good news for schools, as their budgets are to be protected. But we don’t have any detail as yet about how things will be affected locally.

‘What is clear is that it will be left up to councils to make their own decision as to how they allocate money. Wokingham Borough Council will be able to decide upon its own priorities. The Liberal Democrats think the highest priority in the Borough should be looking after vulnerable people. We will be looking hard at how the Conservatives in Wokingham choose to spend the money, and hope that they too share our priority of looking after vulnerable people.’

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