LETTER: Why has more government cash gone to those in the south?
Since Mark Spencer, our local MP, stated he had secured '¨Â£2 million for Nottinghamshire, I have asked him to publish the amounts that the Tory party has allotted to Tory councils in the south. Until now he as not been forthcoming. '¨A Labour analysis shows that 83 per cent of the new Â£300m two-year fund will go to Tory-run councils in the southern shires. It found that the biggest beneficiary will be Surrey, which will get Â£24m, with Â£19m going to Hampshire, Â£16m to Hertfordshire, Â£14m to Essex, Â£12m to West Sussex, Â£11m to Kent and Â£9m to Buckinghamshire. '¨Mr Cameron's county council in Oxfordshire will get an additional Â£9m to ease the cuts over the next two years.
I believe Mr Spencer thinks he did a great job getting £2m. Really, these figures make the £2m look rather sick or doesn’t Mr Spencer think the difference between £2m and the lowest figure of £9m is very much?
I think Mr Spencer should really start asking questions as to why the majority of funds went south.
The figures used have been published by the Guardian.