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Manchester Council Budget Meeting (pinkolady) | 10.03.2011 00:22

Manchester City Council's budget meeting, at which Labour councillors planned to vote through £109 million cuts to adult services, was very nearly prevented by a noise demonstration from the public which stopped the meeting twice. But the Labour-controlled council was determined to implement the cuts, and ignore the results of their own public consultation which had produced mass expressions of opposition to them. It was not clear whether they actually 'voted' on the cuts, but simply assumed that all the Labour councillors, who form the majority group, agreed with them. By that stage of the meeting, the mayor could not make himself heard to take an individual poll of the councillors. (pinkolady)
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