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Welsh Liberal Democrats debate on council tax

The Liberal Democrats argued that the financial management of Welsh Liberal Democrat-led local authorities has enabled them to keep council tax rises low over the last eight years.

In the debate on 2 May 2012, South West Wales AM Peter Black said that the Liberal Democrats believed that council tax is one of the "unfairest" in society and that they are in favour of a tax which is more reflective of people's ability to pay.

Mr Black went on to praise the Liberal Democrats' record in collaborating with other parties, for which Carmarthen East and Dinefwr AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas thanked him.

Mr Thomas added by saying Mr Black had obviously been at pains to think of what the party have to offer the people of Wales before tomorrow's local elections.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates raised concerns about how the debate would be perceived outside the chamber, before attacking the Liberal Democrats by saying that when once they were a "proud orange" they are now "just a bunch of lemons."

Welsh Liberal Democrats Leader Kirsty Williams vigorously defended her party's record within Welsh local authorities.

The motion was rejected.

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