Tuesday 5 March 2019 / 8:21 AM Local Government

Andrew Gwynne responds to news of Council Tax rise

Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, responding to news of an average 4.5% Council Tax rise next year, said:

“Almost nine years of cuts have devastated our local government services, and instead of providing sufficient council funding, central government is attempting to shift the burden onto struggling families.

“The government must provide genuinely new money to fund our public services for the long term.

“Labour in power will always stand up for working people. That’s why we need to see as many Labour councillors as possible elected to stand up for our local communities on 2 May.”