Local Tory MP Duncan Baker votes against emergency tax cut

North Norfolk Liberal Democrats have today slammed Duncan Baker for voting against an emergency tax cut in the House of Commons last week.

Finger pointingIt 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 North Norfolk 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 alsoSqueezed calling for a windfall tax on the massive profits of oil and gas companies, to fund extra support for the most vulnerable families.

Steffan Aquarone has slammed the local Conservative MP for voting against the tax cut.

Commenting, Steffan Aquarone said:

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

Tax“But the Conservatives have done nothing to help, and instead have blocked our calls for an emergency tax cut. Families and pensioners in North Norfolk deserve better than this - yet Duncan Baker voted against this straightforward plan to help.

“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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