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'Deeply concerning': Labour Party slams Sunak's claims that he diverted funds from deprived areas

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Leaked video shows Rishi Sunak boasting to Conservative party members in Tunbridge Wells that he had diverted money towards towns like theirs instead. Labour has written to the Levelling Up Secretary urging him to investigate the comments. Senior Tories also criticised Mr Sunak over the comments, calling them 'weird' and 'dumb'
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Rishi Sunak admits taking money from deprived areas in leaked footage – video

Speaking in Tunbridge Wells, Rishi Sunak admitted that he took money as chancellor from deprived urban areas in order to distribute it to wealthy rural communities in other parts of the country. In footage obtained by the New Statesman Sunak said: ‘We inherited a bunch of formulas from the Labour party which shoved all the funding into deprived urban areas.’ He then boasted about the fact that he started to reverse those policies as chancellorRi…

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The IndependentThe Independent

Labour demands probe into Sunak boast he took money from deprived urban areas

‘Public money should always be distributed fairly’ the party warns

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily MirrorDaily Mirror

Rishi Sunak defends leaked boast of diverting cash from 'deprived areas'

The under-fire Chancellor did not withdraw the remarks he made to party members in Tory Tunbridge Wells last month, which were branded 'scandalous' by Labour

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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WIONWION

'Deeply concerning': Labour Party slams Sunak's claims that he diverted funds from deprived areas

Describing the comments as deeply concerning Labours spokeswoman on Levelling up, Lisa Nandy called for an investigation into the policy changes instigated by Sunak

2 months ago·Noida, India
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TeessideLiveTeessideLive

Mayor defends Sunak after boasts of 'diverting money away from deprived areas'

The former chancellor bragged that he had started changing public funding formulas to ensure more prosperous towns receive the funding they deserve

2 months ago·Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Plymouth HeraldPlymouth Herald

Plymouth MP slams Rishi Sunak for diverting money from deprived areas

Luke Pollard MP said this was the reason Plymouth doesn't get its "fair share"

2 months ago·Plymouth, United Kingdom
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