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Autumn Statement: Taxpayer bungs suggest early election

Campaigners are calling on people to vote tactically as "bungs" announced by the Chancellor in today's Autumn Statement suggest an early General Election.

The Chancellor's announcements come after thirteen years of Conservative government which, despite inflicting the highest tax burden on working people since the second world war, has seen living standards fall, public services crumble, poverty increase and the economy stagnate.

In the clearest signal yet of a May 2024 election, the Chancellor said a cut in National Insurance will take effect from January rather than from the beginning of the new fiscal year in April.

Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best for Britain said,

“Today’s Conservative Government death rattle and barely disguised bungs from the Chancellor mean an election is coming. Those of us who want change must be ready.

“Pre-election giveaways will not make the public forget who is responsible for the last 13 years of economic decline but our broken electoral system means the Tories could still hold marginal seats. That’s why people in these areas must vote tactically at the next election and we’ll be giving them the information to do just that at getvoting.org.”