Anger over Tower Hamlets' budget cut - while David Cameron's council gets an increase
East London politicians have hit out at Government cuts after it was revealed Tower Hamlets Council has lost a quarter of its funding in five years while Prime Minister David Cameron's local authority has seen its budget increased.
The figures were highlighted during a Parliamentary debate this week.
The Labour Party claimed the Government was unfairly attacking the UK's seventh most deprived borough.
Tower Hamlets will see a 24.9% reduction in its spending powers between 2010/11 and 2015/16.
Meanwhile, West Oxfordshire - which is home to the Prime Minister's constituency and is one of the least deprived local authorities in the country - has seen an increase of 3.1%.
The Labour group in Tower Hamlets called it "an unforgivable assault on the country's poorest communities".
It also rounded on the borough's mayor Lutfur Rahman, criticising his record in dealing with the enforced cuts.
Labour's candidate for this year's mayoral elections, John Biggs, said: "There is no escaping the severity of the Government's cuts, about which Lutfur Rahman is clearly in denial.
"One of my highest priorities will be to open the books and set to work to see just how we can protect the vital work of the council and support hard-pressed local people."