West End Residents Better Off With Boris by £165

Today Boris John has set out the next stage of his election manifesto, ahead of the London elections on May 3rd.

Residents in the West Wend Ward, throughout Westminster and London for that matter will be delighted to know that the Mayor has topped his delivered promise freeze Council tax over the last 4 years (with a cut this year), with a pledge to cut the Mayoral share of Council tax by 10% over the next 4 years if reflected.

This pledge could be worth £165.91 to the average (band D) household and will see council tax after a second 4 year term 20% lower in real terms than it is today. This is further to the 16% fall in council Tax under Boris since 2008.

The savings will be funded by a further £1.5bn in savings from wasteful spending across City Hall.

Boris said: “My priorities over the last four years have been cutting waste and bureaucracy at City Hall and ensuring London taxpayer money is put where you want to see it spent. Every pound of Londoners’ money is precious, and should be spent in a clear, open and honest way on their priorities – creating jobs and making London safer.”

When I was elected the entire City Hall budget was in chaos. My determination to end the waste and mismanagement of the previous Mayor has freed up the money to pay for a strong plan for London’s future and we are putting that money where Londoners want to see it spent - in spite of the very difficult financial circumstances.

I want to continue taking London forward, to deliver even greater value and even more transparency for Londoners.

Read the latest chapter of my manifesto, Cutting waste and council tax, www.backboris2012.com/cuttingwaste

This is great news for West End residents and marks a clear choice between Boris and Ken on May 3rd. The choice at this election is between taking London backwards to the years of waste and division or to go forward with Boris’ plan to cut council tax, cut waste, and make sure that every penny of public money is spent on Londoners' priorities to make London the best big city to live in.

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