Tandridge Liberal Democrats have today slammed Claire Coutinho for voting against an emergency tax cut in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

It comes as over 300 Conservative MPs voted against the measures put forward by the Liberal Democrats to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5%.



This proposal would be set to save families in Tandridge an average of £600 each, and would also reduce inflation by keeping prices down in the shops. However, it was blocked after the Conservatives voted it down.

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to immediately bring in an emergency tax cut to help families facing soaring inflation and rising prices. The party is also calling for a windfall tax on the massive profits of oil and gas companies, to fund extra support for the most vulnerable families.

Cllr Chris Botten – Leader of the Opposition at Tandridge Council has slammed the local Conservative MP for voting against the tax cut.

Commenting, Chris said:

“People in Tandridge are struggling with skyrocketing energy bills and rising food and fuel prices.

“But the Conservatives have done nothing to help, and instead have blocked our calls for an emergency tax cut. Families and pensioners in Tandridge deserve better than Claire Coutinho, who voted against tax cuts put forward by the Lib Dems.

“The Liberal Democrats are fighting for a better deal for communities being let down and taken for granted by this Conservative government. Our plans for a VAT cut would put money back into people’s pockets and boost spending in our high streets to support the economy.”

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