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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Conservatives winning here

Posted by davidburbage on January 25, 2009

Just found a classic Richard Coe publication (he’s just a volunteer, not employed by the Libdems apparently) .

It’s another fake accusation which reads “The Conservatives [sic] Council have recently asked the government [sic] for powers to charge residents for rubbish collection.”

Forgiving English and style errors, this allegation is completely false and has no basis in fact. This was put out at the beginning of the 2007 consultation that the Labour Government did to ask whether Councils wanted the power to charge. We didn’t, and said so!

What is worse, it is the Liberal Democrats who support taxing / fining / charging (call it what you will) residents for throwing away “too much”, whereas the Conservatives don’t support this punitive approach.

Still, like their support for congestion charging nationally – party policy it never stopped local members taking a completely different line on behalf of the party before.

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