County Conservatives pledge four year council tax freeze if re-elected

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Suffolk Conservatives have promised to freeze council tax for the next four years and introduce a new travel card for young people if they are re-elected in May.

The Group, which has a 35 seat majority on the county council, is campaigning with a message they are ‘on the side of struggling households’ across Suffolk.

As part of their manifesto launch, they have announced five pledges:

n No increase in council tax for the next four years

n High speeed broadband across Suffolk

n County wide ‘No Cold Calling Zone’

n A new travel card for young people

n £270 million investment in care facilities

They will continue with the ongoing Raising the Bar educational initiative and complete the School Organisation Review to move to two tier education.

There will also be further investment in apprenticeships for young people and confirmation that all of Suffolk’s libraries are open for business.

Cllr Mark Bee, leader of the council and Conservative Group, said: “We will help hard pressed households across the county by freezing council tax for four years.

“But more than that, we want to light the blue touch paper on Suffolk’s aspirations, with a travel card for young people, high speed broadband for all, and by pressing ahead with our ‘Raing the Bar’ education programme and school organisation review.”