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CAMERON: I'LL RETURN POWER TO COUNCILS

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A Conservative government would abolish regional assemblies and return powers to local authorities, party leader Da...
A Conservative government would abolish regional assemblies and return powers to local authorities, party leader David Cameron said this morning.

Mr Cameron is launching a document today which is intended to flesh out the party's aims and values.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the Conservatives believed in government based on responsibility, rather than Labour's top down approach.

'We're going to trust professionals in hospitals and schools, we're going to get rid of the top down national targets, we're going to set those managers free to manage,' he said.

'We want government closer to people That means abolishing the regional assemblies, it means scrapping ID cards, it means returning powers to local government.'

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