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Chris Leslie MP, Labour’s shadow Treasury minister, in response to Vince Cable’s statement on Labour’s mansion tax motion, said:  

“It would be astonishing if the Liberal Democrats failed to back a straightforward motion supporting their long-held policy of a mansion tax on properties over £2 million.  

“The Liberal Democrats have a simple choice – either they back the policy they set out in their manifesto and which Nick Clegg made the centerpiece of the Eastleigh by-election campaign or they don’t. No amount of wriggling or contortion can get them out of that simple choice. 

“After supporting a Tory tax cut for millionaires, a failing economic plan, a VAT rise and a trebling of tuition fees this is yet another example of why we should judge the Lib Dems on what they do not what they say.” 

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