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Tory lies in West Lancs

05.05.10 | 1 Comment

Here’s the West Lancs Tory PPC on Labour’s campaign:

Their leaflets have been littered with misleading articles and untruths designed to scare people. Please contact us if you have any concerns about what Labour are saying.

Any evidence of this?  Of course not, because there isn’t any.

It’s a familiar strategy.  I was accused in Full Council last month of inaccuracies on this blog.   I wasn’t told what they were.I invited the accusing councillor to tell me what he thought the inaccuracies were. 

I’m still waiting.

Meanwhile, Tory leaflets said West Lancashire Labour Group had proposed a 2% increase in Council Tax.  This is a lie.  This is what I said in the budget speech, published in full here (unlike the Tories budget speech):

The level of reserve hoarded by the council over recent years is such that on this occasion it is simply unnecessary to increase the tax. Our proposal, therefore, is for a 0% tax increase.

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