At an East Sussex County Council cabinet meeting it came to light that the Council currently faces a budget deficit of £31 million. The Council has not yet said how they will find this money.
Ratton ward campaigner, Councillor Helen Burton, said: "When money has been tight in the past, the first thing that the Conservative controlled council does is take funding from the vulnerable and reduce essential services. Now, more than ever, I worry about what the council’s response will be to this unprecedented cash crisis. Liberal Democrats must have a voice at the table to make sure that social support is available for the people who need it."