On Thursday, Kenneth spoke in the debate on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order. He was able to highlight that the resource and capital available to North Ayrshire Council will increase by £26.66 million, from £279.842 million to £306.502 million - a 9.5 per cent uplift. I also reiterated that Cunninghame North will also benefit from increased health spending as NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s budget increases 3.6 per cent to sit at £720 million. Kenneth also said: "In Cardiff, this week the Labour Council cut 55 jobs to add to the 1,632 lost in the last seven years. "It will cut a further £93 million from its budget over the next three years, adding to the £218 million cut over the last decade. It will also put the council tax up by 4.9% in April. "We would say that Tory austerity is to blame, but even when the Welsh Labour Government is forced to reduce council budgets, I still expect Labour MSPs to blame the SNP Government." To watch the speech in full, simply click on the video.