It has been revealed that Barnsley is the area hardest hit by austerity in the country.
Since 2010, local authority spending has been cut by 40%, or £688 a year per head.
From street cleaning and pothole repairs, to social care provision and homelessness support, these cuts have a devastating impact -; and our town in the North has faced cuts around four times the average reduction faced by wealthier areas in the South.
Once again, some of the poorest in our community are hit by the Tories whilst affluent, leafy suburbs in the South have it easier.
It’s an utter disgrace.
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