General Election 2017 – LGiU statement
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU said: “After an election campaign overshadowed by two terrorist outrages the most important thing is that democracy has run its course and in safety.
At the time of writing it is not clear who will form a government or how. For councils this will exacerbate some existing uncertainties. Questions around funding and social care grow more urgent month by month and have continued to do so over a prolonged period of local and national electioneering. These issues pertain directly to vital public services and we trust they will not be forgotten in the negotiations that unfold over the coming days or weeks.
At times of national uncertainty we should never forget that local government provides continuity and stability. People will still be cared for, streets will still be swept, children will still be protected. Because whatever happens in national politics, local government carries on.”
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