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Lib Dems Local Election Campaign

April 7, 2021 4:51 PM

Yesterday, Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey officially launched the Lib Dems Local Elections campaign. Ed, at the Lib Dems digital launch, asked voters to send a message to the Conservatives to do more to support local communities like those across Wiltshire.

Delivering his launch speech he said: "By voting Lib Dem this May you will be telling this Tory Government to cut taxes for small businesses and invest more to create a greener, cleaner neighbourhoods."

Lib Dems nationally have announced plans for a locally-led green transition, backed by £48 billion pounds of investment. Leader Ed Davey has also called on the Government to help struggling small businesses by slashing national insurance contributions for small firms by quadrupling the employment allowance from £4,000 to £16,000.

Ed Davey has pitched the Lib Dems as champions of local communities across the country, he said:

"The question facing every voter at these local elections, in every community, across our country is this: do you want to keep hold of this precious rediscovery of our community? Lib Dems do. Because Lib Dems have always been about community."

"If the Conservatives were really committed to rebuilding local communities, they should be giving small businesses a tax cut to take on more staff and radically reforming business rates. But only the Lib Dems have clear plans to do that."

"If the Tories were really committed to cleaner, greener communities for our children, they would have launched a bold new investment partnership plan for a green recovery with every local community. But only the Lib Dems have set out plans for a locally-led green transition, backed by forty-eight billion pounds of investment."

"So, on May 6th, people have a fantastic opportunity to back their community, by backing people who believe in their community, people who will act for and with their community - their Lib Dem candidate."

Lib Dem Spokesperson for South West Wiltshire, Ellen Nicholson added:

"Voters across Wiltshire have a choice this May, they can either choose the Conservatives who do not care about our local community or local community champions with the Lib Dems who will get things done on Wiltshire Council and in the local Town and Parish Councils where they are standing." After years of Conservative led councils, we've seen what Conservatives say and do isn't always carried through into action, isn't it time for a change."

"Wiltshire Lib Dems will stand up for a fairer, greener more caring country against the Tories. If you vote Lib Dem on May 6th, you will get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You will get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where community recovery comes first and local people are listened to." Westbury North ()