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Exposed: Labour and Tory council waste and incompetence

May 6, 2014 10:46 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Wasteful Labour and Tory councils up and down the country have blown more than £500m of tax payers' cash on vanity projects and lavish expenses, the Liberal Democrats can reveal.

A new dossier unveiled by Nick Clegg exposes how cash-strapped Tory and Labour councils have splashed out on gimmicks ranging from the utterly ridiculous to the downright incompetence.

From spending thousands of pounds on maintaining empty to libraries, to paying off a chief executive who lasted only months in post, the dossier, this map below reveals the full cost of Tory and Labour run councils, to you.