Conservatives accused of cutting local sport funding by nearly half since 2010

Labour says 47% less spent on grassroots facilities, wasting chance to build on success of 2012 London Olympics

Labour has accused the Conservatives of squandering the London 2012 Olympic legacy by slashing grassroots sport funding by nearly half since coming to power.

The party said that during the final year when Labour was in government, it spent more than £1bn on sport and recreation facilities during the financial year ending in 2010.

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