Conservatives keep promise and freeze city council tax for residents
Conservative-run Winchester City Council has kept its promise and frozen its part of the council tax to give residents more money in their pockets. The full meeting of the council in February used the Conservative majority to vote through keeping council tax bills for everyone the same as last year despite opposition from Lib Dems. This means householders in an average Band D property will pay £138.92 for Winchester City Council’s services in 2019/20 – exactly the same as the year before!
The freeze has happened because Conservatives run the city council well and have used their professional expertise to deliver on the promise while still running top-quality services.
“Council leader Caroline Horrill said: “This freeze is great news for residents who will see the benefit of having Conservatives in charge of the city council when their bills arrive on the doormat soon. Winchester Conservatives will continue to do all they can to make sure the council remains well run and that council bills are always kept low."
“In May, voters will get a chance to choose between prudent Conservatives or tax and spend Lib Dems in city council elections. If you want to protect this council tax freeze and receive the best services, the choice is clear: vote for Winchester Conservatives.”