Budget a ‘desperate deception’ as families in Taunton and Wellington face soaring bills

6 Mar 2024
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The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Taunton and Wellington has labelled the Chancellor’s budget announcement today a “desperate deception”, with income tax bills still set to rise for local people. 

The Liberal Democrats have said local residents will see through this “deception” by the Chancellor and that people don’t want more “empty promises” from this Conservative government while “local health services are left on their knees”. 

The party’s Parliamentary Candidate for Taunton and Wellington, Gideon Amos, said: “This Budget will barely touch the sides for families and pensioners around here, who are facing soaring mortgage bills while the cost of the weekly shop goes through the roof. 

“People in our area know that their tax bills will remain sky high after this budget, and the Chancellor is attempting a desperate deception after years of income tax hikes. 

“People don’t want more Conservative empty promises while our local health services are left on their knees and Musgrove Park Hospital still hasn’t got the funding it was promised to replace its leaky buildings.

“They want proper change through a General Election so we can kick this Conservative government out of office.

“It’s clear the choice in Taunton and Wellington at the next election will be between an out-of-touch Conservative MP or a hard-working Liberal Democrat local champion.”