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Debate on local government independence

MPs held a short Westminster Hall debate on 7 November 2012 on local government independence.

The debate was led by the Labour MP for Nottingham North, Graham Allen, who has called for local government to be "set free from the clutches of Whitehall".

He has called for local councils to be given full political and financial autonomy, with local tax varying powers.

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