Canvassing in Framwellgate Moor Division this evening with fellow local Lib Dem candidate Redvers Crooks.
The reception on the doorstep has been very positive , but tinged with anger at Labour’s national and local policies. The attack on the low paid and pensioners with the abolition of the 10p tax band has been illustrated by the disgust of many voters, both low paid and well paid. This is an unjust attack on those struggling the most in our villages. Labour’s tax increases are hitting everyone hard, but the lowest paid are starting to receive their pay slips and it is shameful what is happening to hard working low income families.
Over the past four years, on a local level, the Labour-run County Council has increased council tax by nearly double that which the Lib Dem-run City Council has increased council tax. In fact the Lib Dem rises for the City Council have been below inflation for every one of the last four years. At the same time we are on target to complete on time and in budget the new swimming pool and leisure complex – with free entry to the pool for all under-fives.
On the back of Lib Dem hard work and commitment, investment in our villages has never been greater. Across the district new facilities are being financed and both Redvers and I intend to make sure that more and more of this investment comes to the Framwellgate Moor Division.
All five villages have one thing in common. The County Council has failed on improving our roads and pavements, we are and will fight to get these improvements.
Postal votes will be posted on Friday. If we haven’t knocked on your door or you missed us, please call us. We don’t give out County Council phone numbers as contact details like Labour. You should be able to get hold of your councillors when you need them. All our contact details are here:
Redvers: Mobile 07822 702181 Landline: 0191 373 7232 Email: email@example.com
Address: 6 College View, Bearpark, DH7 7DY
Mark: Mobile 07809 377 177 Landline 0191 3864238 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 6 Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5DQ
Lib Dem Office number: 0191 383 9168 Lib Dem office address: 55a Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN
If you want us to call round to talk in person call us and we will come to see you.