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Corbyn Ally Chris Williamson Quits Labour Frontbench Days After Calling For Council Tax Hike

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies has quit his frontbench team just days after calling for council taxes to be doubled on expensive homes.

Chris Williamson, the shadow fire minister, resigned on Thursday amid a fierce Tory backlash against his proposal for a ‘Differential Progressive Council Tax’ plan to hike bills for the better off and freeze them for the poorest.

The Derby North MP, a loyal friend of the Labour leader, had told HuffPost UK that his proposal would help the party “regain the initiative” in local areas hit by Conservative cuts.

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Thursday, 11 January, 2018