Sheffield Green Party has actively supported a range of campaigns over the last two years aimed at fighting the cuts, including Sheffield Save our NHS and saving Early Years services.
Councillor Rob Murphy said,
“The Labour Party has been notable by their absence from these battles. It has now set up a campaign called A Fair Deal For Sheffield, challenging the allocation of funds by the government which favours southern regions over northern ones.
The Green Party supports in principle any campaign to get Sheffield a fair deal. However, there have to be questions about the timing of this campaign, coming as it does, after the expected decisions have been made by Central Government.
I will not be attending the campaign launch as I have a meeting with officers about Sheffield’s 2013/14 budget, which I believe should be the priority for local politicians. In Sheffield, the Labour council still has choices and has proposed cutting outstanding children’s centres and a massive council tax rise for poorer households.
The Green Party will be campaigning for a fair deal in Sheffield and for Sheffield.”