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'LABOUR COUNCILS CHARGE HIGHER TAXES FOR WORSE SERVICES'

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Commenting on the launch of Labour's local election campaign*, shadow local government secretary Theresa May said:...
Commenting on the launch of Labour's local election campaign*, shadow local government secretary Theresa May said:

'Labour councils charge the highest council taxes in England and deliver worse quality public services.

'Of the councils with the top twenty highest council tax in England, 14 are run by Labour, none are Conservative. Across all the different tiers of local government, Labour councils charge an average of£135 a year more on Band D bills.

'According to the independent Audit Commission, Labour councils have dirtier streets, recycle less and have higher truancy in their schools. By contrast, local residents are more satisfied with public services in Conservative councils.'

'On 2nd May, a vote for Labour is a vote for high taxes and worse public services.'

* for details see LGCnet .

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