Emily Thornberry Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury
I joined Catherine West and Jeremy Corbyn to present a petition to David Cameron on behalf of the 4,000 Islington residents who have joined the campaign against the government’s unfair cuts.
Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury, said:
“Last week, David Cameron claimed that Labour-led Islington Council were cutting children’s services rather than the Chief Executive’s pay -; when in fact, the Chief Exec’s salary has been cut by £50,000 and children’s services will be protected. David Cameron should apologise to Islington, and admit that his government is responsible for these reckless cuts to our community”
Cllr Catherine West, Leader of Islington Council, said:
“This Tory – Lib Dem government is cutting too fast, too deep and targeting those who can least afford it. Islington Labour is on the side of our community and we stand united today against this vicious attack on the thousands of low paid families in our borough”.
Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North said:
“Islington is a borough in great need of housing, jobs, and opportunities for young people. A twelve per cent cut to our funding means bad news for those in need in our community.”