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Funding 'not reflecting' immigration numbers

Immigration has become a major issue for voters but many election candidates will be concerned about the dangers of turning it into a divisive issue.

It is predicted that immigrants will be the majority in eight of London's 32 boroughs by 2026.

Robert Anderson, Labour Councillor and leader of Slough Borough Council, and Dr Louise Ryan, a reader in migration at Middlesex University, consider how national and local governments should plan for changes to the make-up of communities.


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