‘Year full of missed chances for Calderdale'

First published in News

Conservative councillors in Calderdale have dubbed 2013 the “year of missed opportunities” for the district.

Councillor Stephen Baines, Conservative group leader, said: “At the beginning of the year Labour controlled the Council in conjunction with the Liberal Democrats, but since May Calderdale has been controlled by a minority Labour cabinet.

“During that period we have experienced lost opportunities and local opinion ignored.”

He said these included a council tax increase of 1.99 per cent and an increase in car parking charges.

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