Lib Dem success at getting extra cash for schools


Merton Liberal Democrats succeeded in getting the Council to look at bringing in an additional voluntary Council tax donations for the most expensive properties. 

This is estimated to raise an additional £130k to help mitigate some of the cuts in education  spending. 

Liberal Democrat Cllr Hina Bokhari said : 

"As a  teacher I know whats it like to teach with very limited resources -  teachers cannot carry on bearing the burden of cuts. There is nothing wrong with asking some of the richest people in the borough to voluntarily pay a little more and I am confident that as in other  parts of London they will respond generously. 

"I am astonished that Conservative councillors spoke against this - even asking some of their supporters for a voluntary contribution seems to much for them"


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