Despite Cameron's warm words, she finds that where Tories take control of local authorities, the result is cuts to local services.
In Hammersmith & Fulham, she exposes how the Tory council shut down a mental health day centre, cut vulnerable children’s budget and youth services, and cut occupational therapy visits for the sick and old.
Plainly these ambitious young leaders still reckon cuts are the way to Tory success - and they are not hugging hoodies but cutting youth services by £317k. They are not green or clean, but cutting nearly £1m from street cleaning; nor caring for the weak, but charging £200 more a year for meals on wheels.In Croydon, Polly Toynbee explains how the Tory council have just cut support for the voluntary sector and slashed a massive £6 million from social services.
In Harrow, the Tories have introduced a £12 daily charge on day centres for the frail.
In Havering, the Tories have just stopped school uniform payments for poor children.
In Westminster, the Tories are shutting down sheltered housing.
And after listing cuts in Camden, run by a Tory-LibDem coalition, Polly Toynbee asks:
Are they green? No, they have cut all night-time cleaning in Camden Town and Covent Garden.If Polly Toynbee came to Lincolnshire, she could have mentioned that the Tories recently increased home care charges for some from £40 to £120 a week.
Had she gone to North Lincolnshire, she'd find Scunthorpe residents asking the Tories: where's my £40 rebate which they promised four years ago but never delivered.
Same old Tories eh...?