Mark Eastwood has slammed Kirklees Council's financial mismanagement amid reports of permanent closures being considered for Dewsbury's leisure centre.
"It's disappointing that we could lose our much-needed facilities as a result of Kirklees Council's financial mismanagement. Both the leisure centre and the library are vital for people's physical and mental health and wellbeing and this would be a huge blow for Dewsbury.
We need to be clear that the responsibility for this crisis lies with the leaders of Kirklees Council, whose task has been no harder than the other Labour-led local authorities in the region who are not in this mess.
The people of Dewsbury should not have to pay the price for a council who have failed in their duties"