Norman Owen, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the inaugural Salford Mayoral elections, has sensationally slammed Labour’s spending.
Owen is defending his Claremont seat at the local elections this evening but is hoping to be elected the first ever Mayor of Salford tomorrow.
And he accused Labour of using national politics, such as the much criticised Granny Tax, to scare Salford voters into voting for them.
He said: "It is quite obvious that the labour has used the national picture, they have not dealt with local issues.
“It's cowardliness and obnoxiousness and what they've used regarding pensioners and police - they had a picture of an old age pensioner clutching her face talking about granny tax- that is far from the truth and they know it.
“The people of Salford have got to learn that they need to choose the candidate that is prominent and speaking in the same language as them because Labour is certainly not.”
However, Cllr Owen admitted the Lib Dems need to start performing nationally to get voters back on side but Labour are not the alternative to a the Coalition Government.
He said: “On a national scale, we need to reverse the trend and we need to start doing things in government that people can appreciate as at the moment, we're not coming across as flavour of the month.
“But it's poisoning by Labour. We need to give the Labour party a sharp reminder that they left us with no money in the till, squandered 1.2 trillion pounds worth and act now as though it's not their fault.
“They are not a very honest party. I just hope that this evening puts the city in the right direction and not the wrong direction that we've been going in for 40 years."
"Some of the results so far have been very positive but Labour has the funding, the foot soldiers and the bag of lies to go with it."