Local Government Finance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 5:39 pm on 3rd February 2010.

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Photo of Julia Goldsworthy Julia Goldsworthy Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 5:39 pm, 3rd February 2010

That prompts a question about the motivation of such individuals in wanting to control a council. Is the aim to reduce council tax as much as possible, whatever the cost, or to provide value for money? They are very different things and it seems that the primary motivation is purely headlines rather than providing services in the best interest of local residents.

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