Hammersmith & Fulham Council was the “apple” of Eric Pickles’ eye back when the Conservative Party used to run the show but what does he think about how the new-Labour administration are doing.
During Communities and Local Government Questions, Andy asked Eric Pickles to congratulate the council on some of the excellent policy decisions they have taken in the last few months. Here is his response.
Will the Secretary of State congratulate Hammersmith and Fulham council on cutting council tax while at the same time abolishing home care charges, cutting the price of meals on wheels by a third and employing more neighbourhood police officers? Does that not make it his favourite council-perhaps even the apple of his eye?I am pleased that the new administration in Hammersmith and Fulham is building on the fine work of the previous Conservative administration, which did more than just freeze council tax; it cut it by 3% each year, from appalling record levels. The new Labour administration has been able to take full advantage of those efficiencies.
Great to see that even Tory Cabinet Ministers are backing Labour in Hammersmith & Fulham!