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Hear Scotland’s most left-wing local government leader on why communities need ownership of a local democracy & economy

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Come and hear Councillor Joe Cullinane, leader of North Ayrshire Council.

Joe Cullinane said politicians who oppose austerity must reject attempts to rebrand attacks on public services.

“We need to stop talking about savings and efficiencies, and start talking about cuts.”

Mr Cullinane praised the “Preston model” of local government which has won plaudits for reviving the Lancashire town’s economy.

But he said that, while most of the publicity around this focused on the awarding of contracts to local firms, the Preston model was “not just about procurement.”

He told the meeting: “It’s about an inclusive economy, it’s about who owns the local economy.

The North Ayrshire leader said it was time for Labour in local government to “rediscover” a “utopian vision and ambition” that had been missing during the last few decades.

“We need to be outlining an alternative to the status quo,” he said.

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