Into the 1990s
It was inevitable that the new Left councils should find themselves locked into conflict with a radical Conservative government. Councils determined to redistribute local resources, to experiment with new approaches to collective provision and local planning and to act as a platform for socialist alternatives were bound to draw Tory fire. Left councils were seen as a direct challenge by a centralising government intent on reducing local power and public spending.
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