Conservative and Labour councils top the list of councils making cuts to social care services, analysis from the Learning Disability Coalition has shown.

It found that 79 per cent of Conservative councils plan to provide services only to people whose needs are defined as "substantial". Seventy-two per cent of Labour councils and 55 per cent of Liberal Democrat councils plan to do likewise.

A spokeswoman for the coalition said that, in effect, politics made little difference to the cuts, and learning disabled people across the country were having their services removed.

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