Figures released today by shadow environment secretary Frank Dobson are based on a preliminary analysis of council tax returns undertaken by the Labour party.
They show that average council tax levels for 1995/96 look set to be: Conservative (£524); Labour (£495); Liberal (£546).
'These figures show that you're worse off under the Tories,' said Mr Dobson. 'Our preliminary analysis of the returns from local councils show that the average council tax in a Labour area looks set to be £29 less than that under a Tory council. It's even worse if you live under a Liberal council - then you're likely to be £51 worse off.