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Gedling MP Tom Randall calls for Parliamentary debate on Nottingham City Council finances


Gedling MP Tom Randall has this week called for a Parliamentary debate on the shortcomings of Nottingham City Council.

Mr Randall said their ‘shortcomings’ not only affect the residents of the City, but also surrounding areas, like Gedling borough.

During Business Questions today, Randall said: “Thanks to sound financial management, Conservative-controlled Nottinghamshire County Council plans to set a balanced budget in the next financial year. Which rather contrasts with Labour-controlled Nottingham City Council, which is a billion pounds in debt, lost nearly £40 million and 200 jobs after its energy  firm, Robin Hood Energy, collapsed, set up a Christmas market that closed after one day and whose own report said ‘the council recognises significant shortfalls in its governance and management practice’.”

The MP went on to ask: “Could we have a debate so that we can explore the many shortcomings of Nottingham City Council, which affects not only the residents of the City, but also surrounding areas, like Gedling?”

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In reply, the Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg MP said: “It is a well-known fact that socialists ultimately run out of other people’s money and that is why I welcome my Honourable Friend’s question. It is a delight to be able to congratulate good and efficient Conservative councils for their sound financial management.

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PICTURED: Tom Randall is the Conservative MP for Gedling

“He is not the first member to allude to the harebrained schemes and insolvent energy companies cooked up by left-wing councils in recent years. It is a great shame that the people of Nottingham have to suffer under such mismanagement, they must look on in envy at their neighbours living in the county council area who enjoy a proper return on their council taxes.”

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP went on to say: “Our Local Authorities, like us in this House, must remember that they serve their electors and their taxpayers, and they should always be clear that they have a duty to manage their finances properly. I hope that their voters take note.”

Commenting after, Tom said: “The taxpayers of Nottingham City deserve to know what the Labour-run Council have wasted their money on and why the Council is in over a billion pounds of debt, which will affect services in the City and all who use them, including Gedling residents.

“In May next year, voters will be asked to vote on who controls Nottinghamshire County Council and the choice could not be clearer. Gedling residents can elect Conservative County Councillors who have rolled out the biggest school building programme in Nottinghamshire’s history, are spending £24,000,000 on road improvements and have spent £67,000,000 on protecting Nottinghamshire residents during the Coronavirus pandemic and are delivering a balanced budget or Labour Councillors who waste taxpayers money on failed projects, get Councils in debt and cut services.”

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  1. Funny how Gedling borough council is soundly ran by…Labour. forgot to mention that didn’t you Mr Randall


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