News

They’re all union men with no accountability

They’re all union men with no accountability

Representation
A great weekend visiting homes throughout North East Derbyshire and, just as we were told in Tupton and South Normanton, Labour are out of touch with local communities. One gentlemen said of the local Labour councillors: "They're all union men. There's no interest in local residents. It's just a case of rewarding long-standing Labour members." This was a comment from an ordinary working class man. One of many who feel that Labour no longer has any interest in working people - preferring to put socialist principles above the societies they were elected to represent. The general feeling is one of a Labour Party that cares only for its own. There's no attempt at representation; and, again and again, we're discovering Labour councillors diverting council tax payers' money into projects being…
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Lib Dems stay in touch, while Labour stay out of touch

Lib Dems stay in touch, while Labour stay out of touch

News, Representation
Yesterday, the wonderful small village of Tupton received a visit from Labour's North East Derbyshire MP and Deputy Speaker of the House, Natascha Engel. One can only assume that a small village was blessed with such a visit because of the recent surge in support for the Liberal Democrats in both the District Council election in October which saw the Lib Dems win with nearly 40% of the vote share (pictured below) , then going on to win two seats on Tupton Parish Council with 60% of the vote share, with a increase in votes. While the Labour Party were holding their 'coffee morning' between 2-4pm on Saturday, 4th February 2017, hard working Liberal Democrats were out delivering leaflets and knocking on doors finding out what issues mattered to local people…
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Orgreave puts its trust in the Liberal Democrats

Orgreave puts its trust in the Liberal Democrats

News
Last night the Liberal Democrats surged to victory in what was a whitewash of Labour in the Council seat that includes Orgreave. This sort of win for the Liberal Democrats bodes well for what could happen to Labour during May's Derbyshire County Council elections and must surely put the wind up the Derbyshire Labour Party. We have contacted Derbyshire Labour Party for comments and await their reply. Dr Adam Carter won by gaining 2,000 votes with Labour coming in a dire second with 519 of the votes cast, which cements the claims that the #LibDemFightback is on. If the Liberal Democrats are able to win by such margins in the redder than red Labour Heartlands such as Orgreave, Sunderland and Tupton, then there are officially no 'no-go' areas for them.  …
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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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