In 2003 both Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors in Ealing voted for a 26% rise in council tax in one year. The minutes of the meeting record the names of the guilty. The current leader of the LibDem group on the council and Southfield councillor Gary Malcolm was amongst them. In the 2002-2006 period council tax went up 47% and by 26% in one year in 2003.
The LibDems are unapologetic for their record as tax hikers and the record of the LibDems in power in local government is that they are worse than Labour.