Exclusive: Labour councils in England hit harder by austerity than Tory areas

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Analysis by Guardian and Sigoma shows poorer, Labour-held areas lost over a third of spending power

Labour councils have borne the brunt of local government cuts over a decade of austerity, according to an analysis by the Guardian.

It highlights for the first time the extent to which poorer, largely Labour-held areas of England had their funding slashed on average by at least a third, while more affluent, largely Conservative areas received greater protection.

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