Labour’s woke spending could have sorted out 30,000 potholes: Council chiefs spent £1.54million on equality, diversity and inclusion training over last year, new figures show
- Labour council chiefs spent £1.54m on equality, diversity and inclusion training
- Fixing potholes cost £50, meaning this is enough to repair 30,800 of them
Labour town halls could have fixed up to 30,800 potholes with money they spent on woke causes, according to analysis.
Figures show Labour council chiefs spent £1.54million on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) training over 2022-23.
The average pothole costs £50 to fix, meaning this would be enough to repair 30,800 potholes.
The Conservative Party obtained the figures via Freedom of Information requests.
Labour-run councils more than doubled EDI spending compared with the previous year.
Labour town halls could have fixed up to 30,800 potholes with money they spent on woke causes, according to analysis (File image)
Figures show Labour council chiefs spent £1.54million on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) training over 2022-23 (File image)
The average rise across its councils amounted to 124 per cent, despite families looking for help from town halls with cost of living concerns.
Labour disputed figures for a West Midlands council, saying it spent £5,000 on EDI rather than £500,000 suggested by the data. This would still mean more than £1million was spent on EDI.
Latest available figures, in 2021-22, showed Tory authorities are fixing three times as many potholes on average than Labour councils.
Shaun Bailey, West Bromwich West’s Tory MP, said: ‘This money should be spent fixing our roads, supporting local businesses, and helping families with the cost of living, not another pointless diversity drive.’ A Labour source said: ‘A Labour government would freeze council tax, no ifs, no buts – just a cost of living boost to every household in the country.’
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