Green/Labour alliance defeats council tax freeze in Brighton & Hove

Well surprise surprise, following on from the true to type position shown by Labour controlled Ipswich Borough Council to put up the Council Tax just below the threshold to trigger a referendum, the Greens and Labour in Brighton have joined forces to do the same see http://www.conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/

As was evident from the Full Council meeting Budget Debate in Suffolk when the leader of the Green’s Cllr. Ereira (the former Labour party parliamentary candidate in Bury St. Edmunds) reacted so badly to our announcement that, if elected, we Conservatives would freeze the Council tax for the whole of the next term; the greens are a leftie as they come.

Indeed all I ever hear from them is how Labour or the Greens are the party’s of the people yet it seems to me in Local Government what that means is people’s wallets!

And make no mistake if it weren’t for the Eric Pickle’s referendum threshold Labour Councillors, many of whom are standing to be County Councillors in May would be making a even bigger raid in Ipswich if they could, but even they know the residents will not stand for such behaviour so the rise is just below the trigger point – funny that, not!

The people of Suffolk in May have a simple choice – a Conservative controlled council that lives within its means, constantly demanding more efficiencies and better services or a pact between the Liberals, Greens and Labour to see how they can take more of residents hard earned money because well let’s face it is easier that actually doing the job of properly running the Council.

As Cllr. Cllr Geoffrey Theobald, the leader of the Conservative Group on Brighton & Hove City Council succinctly puts it “This notion, widely pedalled by the parties of the Left, that the only way to protect frontline council services is to raise council tax, is fundamentally flawed. A growing number of Conservative councils up and down the country have shown that by thinking outside of the box, by being prepared to use private and voluntary sector providers and by showing ambition in working with other organisations, services can be maintained – even improved – at the same time as keeping the council tax low.”

The 0%, 0%, 0% council tax frezze of the past three years and the promise of 4 more years comes prcisely because we have run and lead the COuncil to learn to protect people’s hard earned monies, what a far cry from the last time the Liberals and Labour were in power in suffolk when they put up the Cuncil tax up in one year by 11.9% and 18.5% the next!

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Kerry Buist on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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