Accused! : John Pugh MP slams Bootle Labour on BBC for penalising Southport May 13th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Southport MP Dr John Pugh and Birkdale Lib Dem Councillor Iain Brodie Brown have pincered Sefton Council for their discriminatory attacks on the people of Southport. They both appeared on BBC’s Sunday Politics with Cllr Brodie Browne interviewed on Lord Street and John Pugh MP in the TV studio in Salford. Councillor Brodie Browne, who leads the opposition to the Bootle Labour councillors who presently control Southport, has compiled a list of decisions and charges which put Southport residents at a disadvantage compared with those in Bootle. These include: A Garden Tax – there are far more green bin users in Southport than Bootle who are to be subject to a flat rate extra charge of £46.00 per year – equal to more than 3 per cent on Council Tax. A Parking Tax – the Council plans to take a further half a million pounds or so from on-street Car Parks which charges fall overwhelmingly on Southport The planned library closures – this is closing busy libraries in Southport which lend out many thousands of books per year but keeping open three libraries in Bootle, one of which issues very few books but happens to be the local library for Bootle Labour Cabinet Members John Pugh MP also hits out at Sefton Council for approving a budget full of cuts which was not subject to proper scrutiny and did not publish appropriate detail of either costs or effect of the cuts on certain groups of people. He singled out £6 million of Social Service cuts and accused the Bootle-dominated Labour Cabinet of Sefton Council of issuing misleading statistics in a manner worthy of the regime of North Korea. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!