19 April 2023
Harriett Baldwin highlights council tax differences at Prime Minister’s Questions

Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions, Harriett Baldwin highlights the dramatic difference in council tax paid by a band D property in Wychavon and Malvern Hills councils.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

Q12.   Can I tell a tale of two councils? My constituents who live in Conservative-controlled Wychavon District Council have enjoyed six years of council tax freezes and excellent public services, while my constituents who live in the Malvern Hills District Council area, which is run by a rag-tag-bag of so-called independents and Greens, pay nearly 50% more in council tax for a band D property. Does the Prime Minister agree that the best thing my constituents can do on the cost of living is to vote Conservative on 4 May? (904441)

The Prime Minister (Rishi Sunak)

My hon. Friend is of course right. Right across the country, those who live in Conservative council areas pay lower council tax than those in Labour council areas. The choice at this election is clear: it is the Conservatives who deliver for you and it is Labour that costs you.