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Jeremy Corbyn is outdated says Parliamentary candidate for Bolsover

Jeremy Corbyn is outdated says Parliamentary candidate for Bolsover

News, Representation
As reported in the Metro, Jeremy Corbyn has once again hit the metaphorical water mains while digging for words speaking at an event as we begin LGBT history month. Jeremy Corbyn was recorded on video saying that.. ‘Our defence of you is a defence of all of humanity and the right of people to practise the life they want to practise, rather than be criminalised, brutalised and murdered, simply because they choose to be gay, they choose to be lesbian, they were LGBT in any form.’ Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate for Bolsover, Ross Shipman believes the Jeremy Corbyn being seen to 'do a good thing' is an act. Ross Shipman said: This is typical Corbyn - attempting to do a good thing and look good in front of his audience, but then…
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Derbyshire County Council action weekends!

Derbyshire County Council action weekends!

Education, Health, News, Representation
If you are fed up of the Labour Run Derbyshire County Council not delivering on promises and continually letting local residents down, then join the Liberal Democrats on our campaign trail in the run up to the elections in May 2017. >We are the only party with a real plan for our NHS >We are the only party with a real plan for our economy >We are the only party with a real plan for our communities >We are the only party with a real plan for our businesses We have explicitly stated we will be opposing all fracking applications in North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District at all levels of government where we are elected. To donate funds towards our campaign click here. To give your feedback on the issues…
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Norman Lamb MP calls for cross party action on NHS

Norman Lamb MP calls for cross party action on NHS

Petitions
Norman Lamb is currently trying to setup a cross party health and social care convention and needs your help. The MP for North Norfolk is a strong advocate for our health and social care services and at the Liberal Democrats autumn conference in Brighton 2016 he was calling for a specific tax to deal with the under-funding of our NHS. "My belief is that if people could see that their money was going directly to the NHS and, critically, social care, then they would be prepared to pay a bit more if it was clear that it was needed." If you want to support this cross party group to finally agree a deal on saving our NHS , then please click this link.
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Lib Dem presence at Raising Political Awareness event at Eckington School

Education, Representation
We are delighted to have been invited to Eckington School's Year 13 Raising Political Awareness event on Friday 31st March [time to be confirmed]. The school's aim is to hold a school version of BBC Question Time, allowing students the opportunity to raise issues that matter to them and receive feedback from a panel of party representatives. We fully support the school in this endeavour and our local party Chair, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Bolsover, Ross Shipman will be representing the Liberal Democrats at the event.
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PEAK FM: Cllr David Hancock slams Labour ‘In-fighting’ for 4% Council Tax increase by Derbyshire County Council

PEAK FM: Cllr David Hancock slams Labour ‘In-fighting’ for 4% Council Tax increase by Derbyshire County Council

News
David Hancock, North East Derbyshire District Councillor and Lib Dem candidate for the Clay Cross North division in the County council elections in may slams the Labour run Derbyshire County Council increase to Council tax, as they continue the Labour infighting against the Sheffield City Region wasting vital funds. Derbyshire County Council have taken the Sheffield City Region to court over Chesterfield borough Council's decision to join the Sheffield City Region which will bring millions in investment for infrastructure to the area. This judicial review could cost tax payers hundred of thousands. On Peak FM today, he said that the Council should only raise it if necessary, but should look at the waste of the local authority first before any move is made to increase Council tax by a whopping 4% for…
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Sheffield City Region Mayoral election ‘postponed’

Sheffield City Region Mayoral election ‘postponed’

News
The Sheffield City Region Mayoral election which was due for May 2017 has now been postponed until May 2018. The Guardian reports:  'Derbyshire County Council brought the case against Sheffield City Region combined authority in August', which has meant that the City Region will have to consult further with the residents of Chesterfield. 'John Burrows, leader of Chesterfield borough council, said a share of at least £484m over the next five years was at stake. “There is no other devolution deal on the table. Council leaders elsewhere in Derbyshire still don’t want an elected mayor, which means there is no prospect of an alternative Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire deal,” he said.'  
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Heads Together

Health
North East Derbyshire & Bolsover Liberal Democrats are proud to support the Heads Together campaign to end stigma around mental health. Heads Together aims to change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing, and is a partnership with inspiring charities with decades of experience in tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges. Get Involved
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Near 4% jump in Council Tax proposed by Labour-Run County Council

Representation
North East Derbyshire District Councillor and County Council candidate for Clay Cross North Cllr David Hancock will be recording a segment on Peak FM tomorrow regarding the Derbyshire County Council's plan to increase Council Tax by 4% this coming year. David said: "The Labour run authority are on one hand wasting funds at every given opportunity, then in the same breath asking residents across the County to foot the bill" He went on to say: "They then turn round and blame the Tory government. The people of Derbyshire deserve better representation, than a County Council that pass the blame, rather than looking at themselves." #Working4You
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