Here in Reading only a vote for the Conservative candidate is a vote for a strong voice on the Council, standing up for best value for money, a Council Tax freeze, an end to funding of Trades Unions and other cronies from Council Tax, and getting Reading moving. Labour have fought a dirty campaign with “dog-whistle” racist tactics against a Conservative candidate. The Greens have propped up the minority Labour administration, the Lib Dems are a declining force and the Independents are a ragtag bunch of oddities and people with a grudge. It was the Conservatives who launched the clean campaign pledge.
In London Boris offers the hope of a cut in Council Tax over the next four years and no return to the politics of envy and spend, spend, spend.. With the Police investigating widespread postal vote fraud allegations in Tower Hamlets it is important that every valid voter casts their ballot for Boris and honest campaigning.
Around the country Conservative Councils have track records of openness, cutting out waste and getting things done for their communities. David Cameron has issued the following message:
“My message to people up and down the country is clear: don’t let Labour do to your council what they did to the country.
“It’s Conservatives in local government who offer real value for money, cutting the waste so we keep council taxes low at the same time as delivering the best possible services.
“And in Westminster Conservatives are taking the difficult, long-term decisions in the national interest to sort out the mess left by the last Labour Government.
“In the face of opposition from Labour we’re bringing responsibility to the public finances, keeping mortgage rates low for families and reforming welfare to bring an end to the something for nothing culture.
“We’re backing aspiration, rewarding work by raising the personal allowance for 24 million taxpayers in Britain and taking 2 million of the lowest earners out of tax altogether.
“That is why I urge everyone across the country to vote Conservative today.”
On the London mayoral race, he said:
“In London, voters face a critical and simple choice – between the future and the past.
“Boris is the only candidate who represents London’s future. There’s no doubt about it, he delivers for Londoners and fights the city’s corner – believe me, I know.
“Now more than ever, London needs a Mayor who has the energy and focus to deliver jobs and growth. Boris has a plan to invest in transport infrastructure, housing and local high streets – not cut it. Boris also has a plan to create 200,000 jobs and cut council tax by 10%. But this plan is at risk if people don’t come out and vote to make it happen.
“The election really could go either way. If you stay at home you risk returning Ken to power. We simply cannot afford a return to the high taxes, waste, division, broken promises and hypocrisy of the past he represents.
“So if you don’t want that to happen, if you want London to move forwards with a man who unites and delivers then you need to come out today between 7am and 10pm and vote for Boris Johnson.”
So please do go out and Vote Conservative today.