Liberal Democrat group leader on Leicestershire County Council, Councillor Michael Mullaney has called on Leicestershire's Conservative MPs to oppose Kwasi Kwarteng's "shambolic" budget.
The Liberal Democrats are demanding Parliament be recalled, so that urgent action can be taken to address the unfolding disaster. They're also calling for a tougher windfall tax on oil and gas giants to help people and businesses with their bills, and new investment in local health services.
Cllr Michael Mullaney said:
"The Chancellor's out of touch and shambolic budget has been exposed as a reckless gamble. The Conservatives are giving huge unfunded tax cuts to the bankers, while neglecting local services and hammering ordinary people with increased costs.
"Many people in Leicestershire are really concerned about being landed with higher bills, higher taxes and higher mortgage payments thanks to the government's incompetence.
"Leicestershire's Tory MPs should listen to the concerns from our community, vote down this shambolic budget and back Liberal Democrat calls to support local people and businesses instead."
Liberal Democrats are calling for:
An expanded windfall tax on oil and gas giants
A scrapping of the planned cut to corporation tax
A scrapping of the planned lift on bankers bonus caps
Guarantee support for businesses with energy costs for one year, not just six months, to provide greater certainty
freeze domestic energy prices at what they are now, instead of hiking them again next month
Invest in a winter rescue plan for the NHS to recruit more doctors, dentists and paramedics.