Local Elections 2012





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Published on Apr 10, 2012

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Our priorities are clear. In difficult times we must make sure we do all we can to help ordinary working people. That is why, unlike Labour or the Conservatives, every Liberal Democrat council in England has frozen council tax. That is why Liberal Democrat councils are more likely to earmark funds for the lowest paid than any other. And that is why this month Liberal Democrats in Government are delivering tax cuts for more than 21m working people.

Lib Dem councillors across the country work hard for local people. We listen to local people and give them a voice in decisions made about their communities. In power we work to protect the services people most value, and to protect the most vulnerable in society. We do this making best use of public money.

This month Liberal Democrat policy has:
- Given £1.25bn extra to our schools, aimed at the most disadvantaged pupils
- Raised the Income Tax threshold again, increasing the number of people lifted out of paying income tax altogether to more than 1 million
- Given 21m people a £130 tax cut, on top of the £200 tax cut they received last year
- Ensured pensioners on the full state pension will get a record £5.30 a week increase in their pensions. The full state pension has increased by £500 since the Coalition came into power
- Started a £1bn Youth Contract to make sure every out-of-work young person has the opportunity to earn or learn


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