Responding to today’s mini-budget announced by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in Parliament, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham said:
“The Conservatives have shown just how out of touch they are with people in Cheltenham.
“This is not a plan, but a recipe for disaster that will leave local people suffering from soaring prices while banks and oil and gas companies rake in huge profits.
“The government is putting handouts for bankers first and support for families and pensioners last.
“As people worry about soaring bills and our high streets are pushed to the brink, the new Chancellor has shown he must be living on another planet.
“With the worst inflation in decades, rising interest rates, and an economy heading into a recession, the Conservative claim to be the party of business now seems like a sick joke. This economic vandalism will not be forgiven by voters in Cheltenham.
“It’s no wonder so many lifelong Conservative voters are now backing the Liberal Democrats in places like Cheltenham. They just want a fair deal from this government, but time and time again they are being ignored and taken for granted.”