Tories in the Crewe West Ward have issued a leaflet rightly damning the Labour Party, in their local fiefdom of Crewe Town Council, for increasing their council Tax by a whopping, eye watering 30% over just two years. They have done this at a time,
when in the last year, one of the few things they do, put on ‘events’, have nearly all been stopped due to the Lockdown.
To compound this insult to the Crewe Council taxpayers, they have just advertised a job of ‘events Organiser’ at a salary of £36,000 a year, plus pension costs.(If I am elected on May 6th I will call for that post NOT to be filled.)
Tories have also correctly criticised the Labour Police Commissioner in Cheshire for increasing the Police Council Tax by an enormous 40% in just 5 years.
But hold on a minute.
It is a bit rich for the Tories to criticise Labour for Council tax increases, when the Tory record on Council tax increases is almost as bad as Labour’s.
From 2009 to 2019 the Tories had a big majority on the Cheshire East Council.
In 2015 the Tories promised NOT to increase the Council Tax if they won the election. They won the election on that promise and then proceeded to bring in large Council tax increases EVERY year after that.
The Tories will NEVER keep the Council Tax down.
Nor will the current Labour led Cheshire East Council keep the Council Tax down. Labour have introduced large increases every year since they took over.
This year Labour have increased the Council tax by a massive 5%, which is FIVE TIMES the 2020 rate of inflation.
Many Cheshire East residents have had their income reduced due to Lockdown. How are they supposed to pay for these ever increasing Council tax charges?
‘Putting Crewe First’ believe there is no need for ANY real increases in the Council Tax and we will NOT support any such increases.
It is time for ‘All Change At Crewe’.
Vote for ‘Putting Crewe First’ on May 6th.
Cllr. Brian Silvester
Crewe West candidate
‘Putting Crewe First