Yesterday the Liberal Democrats’ home affairs spokesperson said that residents in the capital had seen their council tax “skyrocket” under Labour since 1997. An assertion that she was too quick to make, because the highest bills in London are in Lib Dem controlled Kingston-upon-Thames.
She should never forget her party's record in places like Lambeth; when the Liberals were in charge they implemented the biggest rise that Lambeth had ever seen – 38% over their 4 years! All this whilst slashing services, signing profiteering contracts on parking (which the newly elected Labour Council has overturned) and wasting millions on fancy offices!
The facts are clear – Labour Councils are, on average, £161 cheaper that Lib Dem controlled London Councils and £23 less that London Tory Councils. The shameful record of the Liberal Democrats on this issue means that in future they should either practice what they preach or keep quiet. This is typical of Lib Dem scaremongering as they say one thins and do the other.