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Liberal Democrats launch city election plan promising a “better Norwich”

PUBLISHED: 11:13 15 April 2012 | UPDATED: 02:32 17 April 2012

Simon Wright and Norman Lamb at the Post Office on Colman Road with Nachiket Devlukia, sub-postmaster.

Simon Wright and Norman Lamb at the Post Office on Colman Road with Nachiket Devlukia, sub-postmaster.

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The Liberal Democrats unveiled their plan for a “better Norwich” on Saturday, promising to give communities more say, protect frontline services and freeze council tax by cutting waste at City Hall.

Signed by Norwich South MP Simon Wright and leader of the Lib Dems at City Hall, James Wright, the plan would see post offices take over services being cut by the council.

Councillor James Wright said: “I have long been a champion of our post offices.

“They provide a vital service to our community.

“By letting post offices provide extra services they will help the community and provide extra income for sub-postmasters whilst still helping the council become more efficient.”

Mr Wright said: “In government, Liberal Democrats are cutting income tax for people on low and middle incomes, and locally we’re committed to freezing council tax.

“During difficult economic times we need to help support those who are struggling to meet their everyday bills and living costs.

“Putting pounds back into peoples’ pockets will help households in the city and the local economy.

“We also need to make sure that employers in Norwich are getting the support they need to grow with confidence and to take on more staff. Locally and nationally, these are our priorities.”

North Norfolk MP, Norman Lamb, described the plan as a “huge boost” for communities and small businesses.

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