I’ve been a Councillor on Salford City Council since 2004, and every year on budget day, the Conservative group have tried to give something back to hard-pressed local residents by proposing real-terms cuts in Council Tax.
From the reaction of the Council’s Labour leadership, you would think that the four horsemen of the apocalypse were on call in the event that – god forbid – we might seek to give local people some value for money by way of a Council Tax freeze. One by one they rose to their feet to give dire predictions about the effect of a tax freeze on local services.
My i ask a question have you thought as the official opposition within Council if you firmly believe what you are saying is true then surely it must have been your job to impress on the Labour leadership the validity of your case?each of us as the chance to highlight our findings and our views,i for one welcome this move, we are coming out of recession and any form of stimulus must be welcome, Lets remember what this move could do to stimulate not just the local economy within your ward, but for all of us. Maybe we should take this move for what it is great news in what ever form. I would have thought in your position as PPC you would welcome any thing which helps the constituents you wish to vote for you. Don’t forget you can offer the world as your leader often does during this election. But someone as to pay.