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LABOUR AUTHORITIES CHARGE£29 LESS IN COUNCIL TAX

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The average council tax in Labour areas for 1995/96 look set to be£29 less than the average council tax for Conser...
The average council tax in Labour areas for 1995/96 look set to be £29 less than the average council tax for Conservative areas and £51 less than Liberal Democrat areas.

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.

'These figures give the game away. They show clearly why the Tory local election campaign led by Jeremy Hanley has already descended to slurs and smears. The Tories are desperate to distract attention from the rise in council tax and the cuts in services they have forced on nearly every council in the country.'
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