The cost of Labour rule to YOU


Colin Mann

Labour rule in Caerphilly council has resulted in council tax rising by FOUR times the level of Plaid Cymru.

During the last nine years of Labour administration bills have risen by an astonishing average of more than £27 per year, based on the Band D rate.

During the last four years’ of Plaid Cymru control between 2008 and 2012 increases averaged just over £6 per year – which included two years when Council Tax was frozen with  no rise at all.

Councillor Colin Mann, leader of the Plaid Cymru group, said: “Plaid Cymru has an excellent record of providing good public services without hammering people in the pocket.

“Over the last five years Labour has hiked the council tax by more than £100.   At the same time we’ve seen the condition of roads and pavements deteriorate and a failure to tackle increasing amounts of litter, fly-tipping and dog mess.

“When you step out of the house or visit a town centre you should expect to see decent roads and pavements and no litter and dog mess. But they’ve failed.

“They’ve wasted money on the disastrous Local Development Plan, threatening our green fields and causing unnecessary anxiety to people.  £ millions of pounds have gone down the drain on the senior officers’ pay fiasco – presently £36 for every adult in the borough and still rising.

“ Yet at the same time senior Labour councillors have protected themselves by refusing steadfastly to cut the number of Cabinet members.”