Lammy strikes back at the Tories

<p>Katherine Rushton</p><p>Minister for Culture David Lammy has hit back at the Tory party following calls by his Conservative shadow Hugo Swire MP for councils to seize control of the library service. </p><p>Speaking at a Laser Foundation conference this week, Lammy said: "I would remind the Tories that when they were in power, hundreds of libraries were closed and budgets were slashed." Many of the authorities currently looking at library closures are under Conservative control, he added. </p><p>His comments came after an attack by Swire at a Tory forum on libraries in the House of Common...

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