Wirral anti-cuts activists demand council defies Tories

(Picture from the Liverpool Echo)

Hundreds of trade unionists and community campaigners demonstrated at Wallasey Town Hall in Wirral, Merseyside, to demand that the Labour council refuses to set a cuts budget.

Councillors were debating a budget proposal that would see £49 million cuts made.

Ross Quinn, of Wirral United Against Cuts, presented a petition with 8,000 signatures to the council calling on them to defy the government.

Liverpool Echo report here.