Bradford Council candidate hits back over Keighley vote criticism (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Bradford Council candidate hits back over Keighley vote criticism
7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014 in News
A UKIP candidate hoping to oust Bradford Council’s Tory group leader at the next elections has hit back over criticism he supported a massive tax hike.
Last week, Coun Miller (Worth Valley) said he struggled to see how many people would vote for Mr Corkindale after he supported Keighley Town Council’s controversial Council Tax precept rise of 72.6 per cent in 2013/14.
He said: “I welcome anybody standing for election because I do believe in democracy, but I should imagine that UKIP will be sucking sour grapes after the elections.”
Now Coun Corkindale has hit back, saying: “So Mr Miller rolls out old news and old slurs. Yes I did support the precept rise as I happen to believe in preserving heritage for future generations and creating a civic amenity, not demolition by neglect.”