Stockport Council backs Lib Dem amendment to tackle cost of living crisis


At Thursday evening's council budget session, Stockport Lib Dems achieved a huge win for struggling families during the cost of living crisis. The Labour administration and other parties backed the Lib Dem amendment to use financial reserves to provide a rebate for Labour's proposed council tax increase for households in bands A-D.

Parliamentary Candidate and Cllr for Cheadle Hulme North Tom Morrison said "local residents are facing a cost of living crisis. With sky-rocketing energy bills, rising shopping bills as well the proposed rise in National Insurance times are hard. Yet central government continues to try and push more and more of the costs of social care onto local residents through council tax. This is a huge win for working families who will see their council tax frozen this year that I'm thrilled to see was backed by all parties except the Conservative group."

Local Liberal Democrats will continue to fight in the interests of residents and do what they can to support those struggling during this unprecedented cost of living crisis that continues to be exacerbated by an uncaring Conservative government.

Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Lib Dems at Stockport Town Hall, added: “This is a great boost for us as we face the local elections in a few months’ time. We have shown that we are the party of sound financial management and that we are the ones who are able to broker the cross-party agreement needed to take Stockport forward."


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