Council Taxes and Party Claims

In a recent press release, the Labour party claimed that:

Where Labour controls the local council, households will pay on average £351 less next year than those living in Tory areas.

In contrast, the Conservatives suggested that:

The difference is actually pretty clear: on average, it’s almost £100 less for a Band D home in Conservative-run areas.

I will attempt to replicate these claims, examining difficulties with my approach.

In short