“It’s conservatives who get the bins collected, fill in the pot holes and all for lower council tax.”

Boris Johnson, Video on Twitter

May 4, 2022

Facts

This is not true.  The average tax per household in Conservative areas in 2021/22 was £1,592, while in Labour areas it came to £1,256, and in Liberal Democrat areas it was £1,700.

This claim is tricky to fact-check, given the different rates of council tax. We are relying on this fuller analysis from FullFact.

Verdict

Johnson was misleading voters about the Tory record when he claimed that council tax was lower under the Tories.

We approached Boris Johnson's office, No10 Press Office and the Cabinet Office to give them a chance to comment, but received no response.

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