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Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Livingstone Guarantees No Tax Rise

Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, has "guaranteed" that Harrow residents will not pay more tax to fund the 2012 London Olympics.

Speaking on BBC Radio London, Livingstone said:

"I know concerns have been raised recently about increases to council tax to pay for the Olympics, I guarantee to Harrow residents that there will not be a rise.

Last year we set the Olympics council tax precept at 38p for the average London Council Tax Payer. It will remain at 38p next year and the year after and the year after that. When people see that it has not risen from 38p they will accept my firm guarantee that Londoners will not be asked to pay any more to fund the 2012 Games

Those of you with long memories may recall that Livingstone promised faithfully, when he stood for re-election as Mayor, that he would not raise congestion charges.

Once re-elected, he reneged on that promise and raised congestion charges.

Good luck to the people of Harrow, and London, if they really believe Livingstone's promises!

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