Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central, today challenged the Chancellor George Osborne, in Parliament at Treasury Questions, on the unfair impact of the Government’s cuts on Sheffield and the major cities. Mr Blomfield highlighted the Fair Deal for Sheffield campaign which launched last week and calls for fair funding for Sheffield.
Paul Blomfield MP’s question to the Chancellor was:
Last Friday the Bishop of Sheffield, the Bishop of Hallam, other faith, community and civic leaders came together to launch a campaign for a Fair Deal for Sheffield.
Will the Chancellor recognise their concerns that the combined effect of his austerity programme, with unevenly distributed cuts and benefit changes that hit the poorest hardest, is having a disproportionate impact on our urban areas and our big cities?
And will he listen to these concerns?
Speaking after Treasury Questions Paul said:
“The Fair Deal for Sheffield campaign has been receiving enormous support since its launch last week. The people of Sheffield know that our city is being unfairly hit by Government policies. I’m disappointed that George Osborne has failed to listen so far, but I’ll continue to raise these concerns in Parliament. I hope that people will keep on signing the petition for fair funding for our city, so that together we can make the Government listen.”Other news from Sheffield Labour