At PMQ's this week, Dewsbury Mark Eastwood MP asks the Prime Minister - Is Kirklees Council fit for purpose?
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Mark Eastwood MP
Kirklees Council has closed Dewsbury sports centre; delivered just 14% of education, health and care plans within the 20-week target; and is unable to deliver a five-year land supply.
Those are just three of its many failings.
Now it wants to introduce extortionate car parking charges, punishing hard-working families and destroying the high street in our towns and villages.
Does my right hon. Friend agree that Labour-run Kirklees Council is no longer fit for purpose?
The Prime Minister
I share my hon. Friend’s disappointment with the Labour-run council in Kirklees. Just this week we saw a Labour councillor suspended for antisemitism.
As he said, it has also closed Dewsbury sports centre and is proposing to increase car parking charges, punishing local businesses and shoppers in the run-up to Christmas. Clearly, the council is no longer fit for purpose.
Local residents deserve better.