Today during Prime Minister’s questions David Morris MP raised the abhorrent Council Tax Increase at Morecambe Town Council and asked the Prime Minister to meet with him to ensure that parish councils cannot raise council tax by extraordinary amounts in the future.
Speaking in the chamber David Morris MP said:
Thank you very much Mr Speaker. Mr Speaker its very interesting that the Leader of the Opposition speaks about keeping Council tax low, when the Labour Party voted to increase Morecambe Town Council from historically £200,000 to £2 million. So on that basis I would like to meet with the Prime Minister to see where we can find Government time to cap parish councils from doing this sort of abhorrent behaviour.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said:
‘Mr Speaker My Hon Friend is right to highlight that council tax in labour areas is higher than Conservative areas, which is not right at a time when there are pressures on the cost of living. I look forward to meeting him to discuss his plans to keep British families household bills as low as they can be’
Speaking following the question David Morris MP:
‘Labour, Lib Dems, and Independents all voted for this astronomical increase in Council tax bills without any majority public support and it needs to be rectified. I will continue to campaign on this to ensure people in Morecambe are not being taken advantage of’