While Salford City Council - which is solely run by the Labour Party - continues to waste tax-payers’ money in various ways, information on the new “bedroom tax” scam has shown how around 5,500 residents who live in poverty will be badly affected.
The communities of Langworthy, Broughton, Little Hulton and Irwell Riverside have been worst hit.
After April 2013, people will be expected to shell out for spare rooms in their homes, with estimates putting the cost at around 14% of rent per bedroom.
Not only will the Council be collecting the bedroom tax, but combined with the Council Tax Benefit Reform rules, residents living on benefits can be expected to lose a further 10% of their incomes.
This will see more Salfordians living in poverty. The elderly, the disabled, single parents, and low-waged working families will be forced to pay out more, or be evicted.
Rents also are set to rise by around £14 a month, as the Labour Council continues to collect revenue and punish the people who are trying to battle through life, while worrying about feeding their families and keeping a roof over their heads.
A full ward break-down for Salford is below and shows the amount of people who are worst affected by the Bedroom Tax.
Langworthy x 800
Broughton x 619
Little Hulton x 573
Irwell Riverside x 475
Ordsall x 385
Barton x 356
Winton x 346
Walkden North x 260
Pendlebury x 232
Weaste and Seedley x 221
Swinton North x 212
Eccles x 199
Kersal x 178
Cadishead x 136
Irlam x 197
Swinton South x 156
Walkden South x 80
Boothstown and Ellenbrook x 23
Claremont x 11
Worsley x 2
The Labour Party claims to be against the bedroom tax, but they will enforce it. They have had the cheek to say “We are all in this together”, yet they do nothing to help the local people!
Check out these Council salaries below!
Labour Mayor Ian Stewart £69,000
Labour Press Officer Matt Finnegan, £66,500
Labour Deputy Mayor David Lancaster £45,000
Labour Council Leader John Merry £38,265
Labour 13 Assistant Mayors £23,091 (part time positions)
All Councillors’ allowances add up to £910,000
Special allowances alone add up to £307,259.
And then we have the City’s highest paid Council employees:
Chief Executive, Barbara Spicer £211,000
Support Services, Martin Vickers £134,346
Social Care, Sue Lightup, £133,777
Community Safety, Ben Dolan £124,038
And yet the Salford Labour Party says, “We are all in this together”!
Salford British National Party spokesman Gary Tumulty tells the website, “This is shocking! Salford people need help. They do not need to be hit with more bills and daft taxes.
It amazes me that Labour thinks it’s nothing to do with them, because all they ever do is blame the coalition government. It was the Labour Party who got us into the mess we are in now - it makes my blood boil to hear local Councillors blaming the Tories!”
“If the Labour Party is so against this bedroom tax, why don’t they just opt out and scrap the idea. I will be suggesting that to the Mayor just to see what he says.
People need to wake up and realise what is going on, there is no other solution than a nationalist government led by the British National Party. We will look after our own people.”
“As I tell real Salfordians, a vote for the BNP is a vote for yourself,” Gary concluded.
To get in touch with Gary or the Salford British National Party email Salford@bnp.org.uk
For letters, or if there are comments you would like us to pass on to the Council, these can be sent to Salford BNP, PO Box 16, Salford, M6 7PT.
To contact the Labour Salford Mayor, Ian Stewart, who claims we are all in this together whilst earning £69,000 a year, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0161 793 3432.