MP for Woking votes against emergency tax cut

May 22, 2022 9:30 AM

Lord Tax CutThe local Lib Dems have slammed Woking's MP for voting against an emergency tax cut in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

It comes as over 300 Conservative MPs, including Jonathan Lord, voted against the measures put forward by the Lib Dems to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5%.

This proposal would be set to save families in Woking an average of £600 each and would also reduce inflation by keeping prices down in the shops. However, it was blocked after the Tories voted it down.

The Lib Dems 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 also calling for a windfall tax on the massive profits of oil and gas companies, to fund extra support for the most vulnerable families.

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking, Councillor Will Forster, has slammed the local Conservative MP for voting against the tax cut.

Commenting, Will Forster, said:

"People in Woking are struggling with skyrocketing energy bills and rising food and fuel prices."

"But the Tories have done nothing to help, and instead have blocked our calls for an emergency tax cut. Families and pensioners in Woking deserve better than our Conservative MP, who voted against tax cuts put forward by the Lib Dems."

"The Lib Dems are fighting for a better deal for communities being let down and taken for granted by this 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."