Witney Labour Councillors Refuse to Back Council Tax Freeze.

WITNEY Labour Cllrs yesterday refused to support a District Council budget that is set to freeze council tax & extend free parking, TBG can reveal.

None of the Labour Cllrs voted to support the budget the District Council have set including Labour PPC for Witney, Duncan Enright.

Cllr Tom Simcox told TBG:

"The Labour group’s refusal to support a balanced budget is shocking. It shows the Labour group care more about pandering to their political masters in the lead up to the general election than acting in the best interests of the people they represent.

"Low council tax, which is frozen again for the fifth year, free parking in our towns and even maintained grant levels for the voluntary and community sectors should be acceptable across the political spectrum, why not Labour?"

A local Witney resident revealed:

"It's great to see again Conservative Councillors standing up for and delivering for the residents of West Oxfordshire. Good things like the free parking I think we all take for granted. However, compare here to Oxford where the Labour run City Council charge ridiculous prices for parking and their council tax is the highest in Oxfordshire.

"I'm just glad it's Conservatives looking out for this areas best interests and supporting hardworking people and families."