I am firmly committed to working with Leicestershire County Council to deliver fairer funding for Leicestershire.
Leicestershire has, for a number of years, had a low level of spend relative to other local authorities, which has created pressures on spending and budgetary savings.
As a result of this I do recognise the need to make savings and reduce our deficit, though it is important to ensure this is done as fairly as possible. Leicestershire County Council as well as both Blaby and Harborough District Councils deliver an excellent service for the residents of South Leicestershire, despite historically being under-funded.
Through working closely with the council, I will seek to make the case on behalf of Leicestershire to ensure we receive the fairer funding needed to continue to deliver services for residents.