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Labour voted Tory in deprived areas now regret 

Tory gained areas like Workington, Stoke-on-Trent, Grimsby, West Bromwich, Sedgefield, Bishop Auckland and Redcar, would be worst hit by a new formula which significantly downgrades the importance of deprivation in assessing needs.

The areas of the North and Midlands, hit hardest by a decade of austerity, are more threatened and face fresh cuts to local services.

The biggest loser will be Birmingham, down by more than £48 million, followed by other big Labour city strongholds including Liverpool (£16.2 million) and Manchester (£10.4 million).

On the other hand, many Tory-run areas like Hampshire, Northamptonshire and Wokingham will gain from hundreds of millions of pounds diverted from the deprived areas.

For instance, Surrey which covers the constituencies of 11 Tory MPs including cabinet members Dominic Raab and Michael Gove will be a big cash winner (£26m).

The analysis, carried out by the Labour group at the Local Government Association, has found that 37 Tory MPs represent seats “at the sharp end of these cuts”. These MPs are now challenged to safeguard the interests of the constituencies they have snatched from Labour as a result of the Brexit and anti-Corbyn hysteria created.

In County Durham, where the Conservatives snatched four seats, the county council will lose almost £10 million a year.

Cumbria, where the Workington seat switched to Tories, will be another loser (£7.55 million), as will Stoke (£8 million), Sandwell, which includes West Bromwich (£8.6 million), and Lincolnshire, including Grimsby (£3.3 million).

Brexit obssessed voters have now realised the mistake done but it is too late! 26/1/2020