It is interesting to note in Coventry how local Tories voted in favour of increasing the council tax by 4.9% whilst voting against the budget as a whole! No mention of why of course whilst ignoring the fact that because their government refuses to properly fund social care the rise would be 3% less.
No one wants to increase tax but equally no one wants to see care for our elderly and disabled further diminished either. Hence the need for the rise.
On top of that, at a time when workers need all the help they can get, we have the government ‘consulting’ on closing job centres in the city. Contrast this with the Labour councils continued commitment to the job shop which helped 7,506 people in the last year get out of dependence and into work.
Notice the contrast between a Labour Council and a Tory government?
Just to add insult to injury, it was announced last year, Amazon are due to open a European distribution centre in Coventry creating 1650 full time jobs. Tories in Coventry voted against it. Labour supported it.
Notice the contrast between Tories and Labour again?
Then they complain about crime rising in parts of the city and ask what the police are doing about it. Meanwhile, in spite of the Tory government cutting 20,000 police nationwide and another £12M cut from West Midlands police this year, the Labour Police and Crime Commissioner in the West Midlands is recruiting 800 PCs and 150 PCSOs to help tackle crime.
Notice the contrast between the Tories and Labour once more?