The Liberal Democrats are on the up!

The Liberal Democrats are on the up!

Democracy
Thank you for the help and support you have given North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats over the last few weeks. Many of you, me included, didn’t get into politics because we wanted an easy ride, we got involved because we wanted to make a difference and stand tall on our social and liberal values. Elections are never easy as one of the smaller parties in a first past the post electoral system, but as predicted, what we saw here was the collapse of the Labour Party that gifted the Tories this majority, and a significant increase to the Lib Dems votes across the UK to 3,696,423 (an increase of over 1.2 million). If this was under a proportional electoral system, this result would have delivered 74 MP's for the Liberal Democrats. More…
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On 12th December vote for a brighter future

On 12th December vote for a brighter future

Budget, Business, Democracy, Economics, Education, Energy, Environment, Equality, Europe, Representation
The Economy Both Brexit and the Labour Party's excessive spending plans threaten our country's future economic stability. That isn't just our opinion, the IFS is saying it too. A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to protect British jobs and public services. The NHS Save the NHS by putting a penny in the pound on income tax to give the NHS and social care the cash they need. Make waiting times for mental health care match those for physical health care. Climate Change Ban fracking, and more than double green energy to 80% by 2030. Ensure that 26 million properties receive insulation retrofits by 2025, prioritising the fuel poor, saving the average household £550 per year on energy bills. Policing Increase community policing, investing an extra £300 million…
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Compulsory voter ID is an attempt to rig our elections

Compulsory voter ID is an attempt to rig our elections

Democracy
Responding to the reports that the Government are set to announce it will be compulsory for voters to show identification at the next election, Liberal Democrat shadow minister for the Cabinet Office, Tom Brake said:“The move by the Government to make voter ID compulsory is a thinly-veiled attempt to rig the results of future elections. We know from the pilot back in 2018 that voter fraud was inconsequential, whilst what the pilot did do was turn away a disproportionate number of vulnerable voters. "Boris Johnson is clearly taking a leaf out of Trump's playbook by using false claims about voter fraud to suppress turnout. “The trial was deemed a waste of time and the public’s money, and this roll-out will be no different. The Conservative Government have already showed disdain…
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Future Women MPs Training Weekend

Future Women MPs Training Weekend

Democracy, Representation
The success of so many women in these local and Euro elections has led to more funding in order to encourage women to engage in politics. I'm proud of the fact that in my own parish, I'm one of six women councillors (five Lib Dem and one Labour). The first time ever that Tupton has had more women Parish Councillors than men. The glass ceilings can be broken - and, as I'm sure you already know, we Lib Dems don't like glass ceilings (unless they're in a conservatory!!!) As such, the party is running a Future Women MPs Training Weekend on July 20-21, 2019 at Milton Keynes. The event is open to all women, not just those who have already exprssed an interest or who are sitting councillors. Even if it's something…
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Our Candidates: Bolsover

Democracy
District Council Ault Hucknall:Steven Raison Barlborough:Conor McInnes Blackwell:Dr Dan Hay Bolsover South:Mathew Waller Clowne East:Natalie Hoy Elmton-with-Cresswell:Gillian Breffit Pinxton:Martin Cheung Shirebrook South:Helen Oakton Parishes Clowne East:Natalie Hoy Old Bolsover South:Steven RaisonMathew Waller Scarcliffe North:Steven Raison [ELECTED uncontested] #DemandBetterForBolsover#VoteLibDem
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Our Candidates: North East Derbyshire

Democracy
District Council Ashover:Dr Lee Clarke Barlow & Holmesfield:Martin Wilcock Brampton & Walton:Pauline Marriott Clay Cross North:John AhernClaire Lander-ShafikLeah Lander-Shafik Clay Cross South:Steven Kerry Coal Aston:David GoaterRegina Key Dronfield North:Stephen HutchinsonAdrienne Wilcock Dronfield South:Sam MacLeodSimon TempleWendy Temple Dronfield Woodhouse:Rachel MacLeod Eckington North:Mark VonGyer Eckington South & Renishaw:Julia VonGyer Gosforth Valley:Philip KaySam KayCamille Ramshaw Grassmoor:Sandra HindsBlaine Uknighted Holmewood & Heath:Dave Marriott North Wingfield Central:Nadine DartCoral PollendinePaul Williamson Pilsley & Morton:Ben MarshallGordon Marshall Ridgeway & Marsh Lane:Alan Marshall Shirland:Wendy SmalleyPeter Wood Sutton:Christine Radford Tupton:David HancockRoss ShipmanPam Windley Unstone:Matt Walker Wingerworth:June HancockRobert RogersonKeith Windley Parishes Clay Cross North:Claire Lander-ShafikLeah Lander-Shafik Clay Cross South:Paul Williamson Dronfield Bowshaw:Regina Kay Dronfield Dronfield Woodhouse:Matthew Walker Dronfield Gosforth Valley:Philip KaySam KaySimon TempleWendy Temple Grassmoor, Hasland and Winsick Grassmoor:David HancockSteven KerryRoss ShipmanBlaine Uknighted Grassmoor, Hasland and Winsick Hasland and Winsick:Sandra…
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Making The Council More Accountable

Making The Council More Accountable

2019 Manifesto, Consultation, Democracy
Britain suffers from a political system with a lack of openness and accountability. North Derbyshire is unrepresentative of the electorate, and local government is hobbled by central control, and people feel they have no effective means of making known their concerns and priorities. It’s no wonder people feel frustrated and angry at the system. We believe in a District where people have power over their own lives and how their Districtis run. To make this happen, we need to revitalise our political system – strengthening devolution and increasing trust in the Council to deliver for local people. This means we need to work cross-party to make the best decisions. To regain the trust of the electorate, we must lay out a manifesto that genuinely aims to capture the imagination of…
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The Local Elections Begin Here

The Local Elections Begin Here

Democracy, Representation
As nominations for the 2019 Local Elections are currently being submitted, N-E Derbyshire Lib Dem Councillor David Hancock said: "For too long we've been without a solid Lib Dem presence in North East Derbyshire. That began to change two and a half years ago when I was elected in a by-election in Tupton. "Since then our presence has grown in the area; and I am proud to announce that we will be fielding the largest slate of Lib Dem candidates in N-E Derbyshire's history. We have candidates contesting almost every single ward in the District; and, as we've been collecting signatures for the nomination forms over the past couple of weeks we're hearing the same things again and again - from Ashover to Unstone - people are tired of Labour…
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