Analysis of official council tax figures for 2018/19 shows that residents living in Labour councils pay considerably lower council tax bills, on average, than those living in Tory controlled areas.
This analysis comes, despite Theresa May’s previous promise that ‘if your council tax keeps going up and up, but your local services are getting worse….. then we want to help you.’
Where Labour controls the local council, households will pay on average £341 less next year than those living in Tory areas.
Figures also reveal that eight of the 10 councils charging the highest average council tax per dwelling in 2017/18 are Tory controlled.
Six of the 10 councils with the biggest increases in council tax between 2016/17 – 2017/18 are also Tory controlled with Conservative Swindon council increasing council tax by over £120 since last year.
Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government said:
“It’s clear, Labour councils cost you less. At a time when so many households are struggling with the cost of living, Labour in local government is doing its best to help local residents by keeping council tax bills down.
“The Tories won’t stand up for working people. They are putting family prosperity and Britain’s future at risk.
“We need to elect as many Labour Councillors as possible on May 3rd, to stand up against these unfair Tory cuts.”