19 February 2009

Tories publish manifesto a year early

Before the 2006 council elections H&F Tories had a secret budget which they refused to publish.

This time they've gone one better by publishing their manifesto for the 2010 council elections over a year in advance.

Hard-nosed Tory Cllr Harry Phibbs has set out his 100 tips to cut council tax on the ConservativeHome website. Not surprisingly it's full of cuts in local services, adding to the £61 million spending cuts already announced by the Tories in H&F since 2007.

One surprise given the Tory council's increased spending on publicity is Phibbs' proposal to cut press officers. Or is that just more spin?

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