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Newman demands same treatment as in Surrey’s ‘secret deal’

Too right and all, the nasty party at their cronies best!

Inside Croydon

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has added his name to a round-robin from dozens of Labour-run local authorities demanding that they should receive the same sort of preferential treatment which the Tory government has given to Conservative-run Surrey County Council.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: has the support of Croydon's members Jeremy Corbyn: had Prime Minister bang to rights over secret deal for Surrey

Surrey announced last month that it was prepared to hold a referendum on a 15 per cent Council Tax increase to help fund its adult social care programme, due to continuing cuts in funding from central government. Earlier this week, David Hodge, the Surrey council leader, announced that the referendum was being dropped.

But at Prime Minister’s Questions in Westminster yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, read from leaked messages between Whitehall and Hodge which revealed a secret deal which would allow Surrey to drop its Council Tax increase and the politically embarrassing referendum…

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