Plans by Warwickshire County Council to abolish local councils in Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire and replace it with a new council in Warwick have been approved by local Conservative Councillors who represent the area.

Local Labour Group Leaders, Julie Jackson and Adam Farrell have condemned local Conservatives for putting their party interests before the local residents they represent. In a joint statement they said;

“Today the mask has slipped. Local Conservatives have voted to scrap district councils and run everything from Shire Hall in Warwick. This would be a disaster for local people. We already get a raw deal from Conservative-run Warwickshire County Council; now local Conservatives want them to run all services from the south.

“This will mean further cuts to services here in the north and the people who will decide these matters, won’t live here. Why would anyone want to give away the power we have here in the north and hand it to people from Warwick and Stratford?

“Today the Conservative County Councillors that represent our area have failed local people. Not a single Conservative from the North of Warwickshire spoke out against these plans.

“Labour is clear, we oppose a single Warwickshire Unitary. We believe decisions about our area, should be made in our area by people who know the area. A single Warwickshire Council would be a disaster for our communities.”

Watch: Cllr Julie Jackson addresses Warwickshire’s Cabinet

Watch: Cllr Adam Farrell addresses Warwickshire’s Cabinet

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