Intervention on local services

It is very moving that people locally are trying to support each other the best they can.

I pay tribute to public sector workers, who are the backbone of our communities and are working in the most extreme of situations to provide vital services.

Last week, I made a number of interventions in Parliament and beyond, calling for those in power to step up and deliver the scale of intervention, leadership and co-ordination required to secure the funding and operation of local public services.