Merton Lib Dem call council tax cut "cynical"

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By adam_leone | Monday, November 19, 2012, 15:53

Merton Liberal Democrats have called a Conservative calling to slash council tax "cynical."

Last week Merton Conservatives revealed they're to vote on a 5% cut in the next few days.  

The Leader of Merton Conservative Group, Councillor Debbie Shears, said: "Merton Council Tax is already double that of neighbouring Wandsworth yet while hard pressed householders are struggling our Labour run Council has built up more than £20million in the last 2 years alone."

However, Lib Dem councillor Iain Dysart said: "The Conservative suggestion that Council tax could be cut by 5% is hugely cynical. When they ran Merton between 2006-10 they increased Council tax in the first 3 years, only to implement a tiny cut to Council tax in the year before the election."

The idea is to be voted upon on the 21st November

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