Iain Donaldson calls for “disgraceful” 8% water bill hike to be scrapped.

Water bills in Blackley and Middleton South are set to be hiked by 8% by United Utilities, meaning that residents will be paying an extra £35 a year.

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Blackley and Middleton South, Iain Donaldson, has called for the “disgraceful” inflation busting 8% water bill hike to be scrapped, saying that there should be “no price rises until water firms scrap insulting overseas dividends and executive bonuses”.

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Rochdale, Iain Donaldson, said: “There should be no price increases whilst water companies are handing out dividends to their international shareholders and giving eye-watering bonuses to their executives. These proposed price increases are utterly disgraceful and a slap in the face to the people of Blackley and South Middleton who have to put up with filthy sewage being pumped into our rivers.

“How United Utilities can look at people in our community and ask them to pay more for their water bills when the Roche, Beale and Spodden, and the Irwell have been pumped full of sewage is absurd and an insult to everyone who has to put up with this filth.

“Bonuses and dividends to foreign investors should be going into our creaking infrastructure, not lining water company bosses' pockets.”

Iain by Littleborough Lake
Iain Donaldson calls for “disgraceful” 8% water bill hike to be scrapped.

Published and promoted by Paul Rowen on behalf of Andy Kelly (Liberal Democrats for a fair deal for all) both of 144 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1PS

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