Martin Lewis in general election tax spat with the Tories over Labour plan

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Martin Lewis has criticised the Conservatives over a tweet in which they tried to claim he had spoken to Labour about secret tax plans.

The money saving expert pulled up Rishi Sunak’s party by saying his discussion with Labour had not been about tax.

A large part of the Tory campaign has centred on claims Keir Starmer will put up people’s tax bills by £2,000.

The allegation was undermined by the Treasury saying their officials had not produced the dossier.

The Tories have now clashed with Lewis, who is one of the country’s most trusted figures on personal finance.

In a TV interview, Lewis recounted a conversation with a “senior” Labour figure about an unnamed policy that was not in the manifesto.

But Lewis said the Labour member had said it was the party’s “aim” to do it “over the next Parliament.”

The Conservatives tweeted: “Labour have said they wouldn't put up your taxes. But it's now becoming clear that they have every intention to put them up.”

Lewis hit back: “NO WHERE in this comment do I talk about taxes. And the policy that I discussed (i will keep private as it was private) was NOT about taxes, or tax rises, it was about something that would be a positive change.”

The clash came on the eve of the final TV head-to-head between Sunak and Starmer.

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