Since taking minority control of High Peak Borough Council last May, Labour has fought hard to protect services.
- Pegged council tax, car parking and leisure charges
- Lobbied against the closure of the Corbar Birthing Centre
- Called for the retention of Buxton’s second fire engine
- Backed young people in their campaign against Tory DCC’s plans to close and sell off youth centre closures.
Meanwhile the Tory LibDem Coalition has continued its attack hard working families
You’ve heard what is going on nationally – now it’s happening locally too.
Cuts by the Tory-LibDem coalition are causing chaos in our communities, attacking the young, the ill and the elderly
- Buxton’s Corbar Birthing Centre is one of the first casualties – soon to be followed by Johnson Ward – as part of the Government’s plans for the NHS, pushed through despite massive opposition from doctors and nurses.
- Tory Derbyshire County Council plans to close all county run youth centres – including Buxton For Youth.
- In the past year the number of unemployed 18-24 years olds in High Peak has gone up by a massive 193.3% – a result of the Tory-LibDem Government’s abolition of the Future Jobs Fund and EMA and increasing tuition fees to a whopping £9,000pa.
- Cut £5m funding from Buxton’s Crescent project – and turned down two new funding bids.
And now they are are asking millions to pay more – so that millionaires can pay less.
At a time when families are being squeezed by rising fuel prices, seeing their tax credits and child benefit cut, when one million young people are out of work and there’s a big deficit to clear, it is the wrong priority to cut taxes for millionaires.
- Families on £20,000 will lose £253 a year – on top of the VAT rise which is already costing families an average of £450 a year
- 4.4 million pensioners will lose on average £83 a year, while people turning 65 next year will lose most, upto £322 a year.
- 4,000 millionaires will get a tax cut worth more than £40,000 a year each – more than many Buxton families earn in a year.