Rayner: We will treat councils with respect

By Mark Conrad | 12 February 2024

Shadow local government secretary Angela Rayner has claimed Labour would treat councils with the ‘respect you deserve’ if the party wins the next General Election.

Addressing the Local Government Association Labour group’s annual conference yesterday, Rayner said Labour would boost council house building. The party also intends to devolve fresh powers over housing, planning, skills and transport to metro mayors and combined authorities.

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