WIRRAL’S Tory-led council passed plans to cut tax bills across the board.
Labour accused the Conservative leader Jeff Green and the Liberal Democrats supporting him of offering a bribe to the electorate in a “desperate” bid to buy votes.
The meeting of the full council at Wallasey town hall turned down the Labour amendment to freeze council tax and a Lib Dem plan for a £30 rebate to all council taxpayers.
The budget means a band C property will see their bill go down to £1,278.39 for 2012-13 from £1,301.51 in 2011-12.
Labour leader Steve Foulkes said it was a “credit card budget spending money we haven’t got” and the Tories had taken funds from key areas.
But Lib Dem leader Tom Harney said “97% of the budget was agreed by all three parties” while Cllr Green said he was “pleased we have been able to give the public their money back”.