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The hot topic that's the 'talk of the town' among locals in leafy Greater Manchester suburb

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Taxing private schools could lose Labour the Altrincham and Sale West seat at the general election, according to concerned residents.

Talk of Labour’s pledge to end private schools' VAT exemption and business rate relief has been rife at the school gate in the leafy suburbs on the border of Cheshire and Manchester.

With a string of fee paying schools in operation across the parliamentary constituency, this particular policy, which Labour believes would provide extra cash for state schools, is a hot topic amongst locals in the build up to polling day on July 4.

The high profile Conservative MP Sir Graham Brady, known for his role as the chair of the 1922 Committee, has stepped down at this election - which has led the blues’ rivals to think its a seat ripe for the taking. READ MORE: Huts for flamingos and meerkats will be built at Hopwood Hall College The senior backbench politician has held the seat for the Conservatives since it was created back in 1997, but the area has always been a safe Tory seat even under its previous constituency name of Altrincham and Sale.

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