24 March 2021
Andrew Bridgen calls on Prime Minister to ensure fairer funding for Leicestershire County Council

At Prime Minister’s Questions, Andrew Bridgen calls on Prime Minister to ensure fairer funding for Leicestershire County Council which for the last three years has been the most productive county authority in the country, despite also being the lowest funded.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con) [V]

The Prime Minister has always enjoyed his visits to my constituency of North West Leicestershire, whether it is Ashby-de-la-Zouch on the eve of the historic referendum or Castle Rock School, Coalville last August. He will therefore be pleased, but not surprised, that Leicestershire County Council for the last three years has been the most productive county authority in the country, despite also being the lowest funded. Can my right hon. Friend assure all the residents of Leicestershire that our Conservative-controlled county council will imminently benefit from fairer funding and the Government’s levelling-up agenda so that it can continue to deliver excellent public services?

The Prime Minister 

Yes. I thank Leicestershire County Council for the way it is conducting itself and for delivering value for money. That is what the elections that are coming up in May are all going to be about, and invariably these Conservatives deliver better value, deliver better services and lower taxes. That is what Leicestershire County Council has done, and I congratulate it on it. I fully agree with what my hon. Friend has said.

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