Suffolk Conservatives launch Manifesto!

Today we launch our manifesto in the run up to the elections on May 2nd and I am very honoured to be a part of a team of hard-working Councillors who not only have delivery massive expenditure savings whilst protecting frontline service but have managed to rehabilitate the Council from the dark days of Liberal and labour massive Council tax rises and the quick fix of more cash. Today the Council lives within its means and when faced with a problem finds innovative ways that delivery solutions without costing more.

I’ll be blogging the manifesto highlights over the next few weeks with my thoughts and just to wet your appetite for what’s in it I am writing about one of its good news stories.

As we have already announced this year there will be no increase in the county’s element of the council tax.  This is the third year in a row that the county council has frozen its share of the council tax.  These three years of 0% increases follow on from two years which saw record-low increases. It’s great news for hard pressed families and pensioners on fixed incomes struggling to pay their bills; with wages flatlining and fuel bill rising any increase in Council Tax is a real worry.

This compares with Labour and the Lib Dems, who ran the county council up to 2005.  They increased council tax by 40% in their last four years, including their infamous 18.5% increase in 2003.

And even better news we have promised that if elected we will freeze the Council Tax for the whole of the next term. So that 0%, 0%, 0%, 0%, 0%, 0%, 0%!

As the snow came down on Saturday I was out canvassing and the reaction on the door step was plain relieve that we are doing our bit to protect their hard-earned money in these difficult times.

Lots of other great pledges to come that I’ll be blogging about.

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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