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MP submits petition for a rural fair deal
12:00pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
A DORSET MP is supporting a campaign to get a fair deal for rural councils.
North Dorset MP Bob Walter will submit a petition to the House of Commons on Monday backing the Rural Fair Share campaign.
The petition is signed by residents supporting the campaign to reduce the funding gap between urban and rural areas. It calls for a reduction in the rural penalty for 2014/15, which sees urban areas receive 50 per cent more support per head than rural areas.
Plans could see this inequity frozen into the system until 2020.
Mr Walter believes the campaign’s proposal for a 10 per cent reduction in this disparity by 2020 is ‘achievable.’
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