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Labour to rebuild local government if elected

Labour has pledged to rebuild local government by closely collaborating with workers and trade unions.

At the UNISON’s local government conference, Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan promised delegates that labour would fix the “hollowed out” local government that the conservative party have left us with. 

The shadow secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities said: “We’re going to tilt the balance of power back to people like care workers, refuse workers and librarians. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s the only thing to do. We’ve written off the talent, potential and assets of most people in Britain for too long.”

The Labour party says it drew inspiration from the efforts of UNISON to bring services back under local authority control through insourcing. In January, the announcement by Barnet council to reintegrate 330 workers into the council’s employment was credited to a ten-year campaign led by UNISON.

“We’ll work together see the biggest move to insourcing in a generation,” Nandy added. 

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