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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We are the strongest Remain force in British politics – Cable

We are the strongest Remain force in British politics – Cable

Representation
The Liberal Democrats have secured the best ever European Election result in the party's history, expecting to return 16 MEPs and take second place in vote share. Having run an unambiguous campaign to stop Brexit the party has made huge gains across the country, which follow the party's best ever gains in English local election results at the start of May. Responding to the result Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said: "Our clear, honest, unambiguous message has won us our best ever European election result, and pushed Corbyn's Labour into third place. “We have shown ourselves to be the strongest Remain force in British politics. “We will always stand up for the people who have put their faith in us, taking this mandate forward to campaign harder than ever to…
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North East Derbyshire Lib Dems score hat-trick of policy

North East Derbyshire Lib Dems score hat-trick of policy

2019 Manifesto, Representation
North East Derbyshire Lib Dems say they are 'delighted that Councillors of all parties supported' their three motions at the meeting held on 20th May 2019. North East Derbyshire Lib Dem Group Leader, David Hancock: "I want to place on record for all those Councillors supporting the three Lib Dem motions." "Whilst we had hoped they had all been passed without amendment, we were disappointed that some were made weaker by the conservative amendments, particularly around the sale of the land off Ankerbold Road, Tupton, where they replaced the word 'withdraw' with 'review'." The motion, as passed, now reads that 'the Council resolved to review the proposed sale of the greenfield land' rather than to withdraw the sale completely. Other motions passed included for the District Council to review car…
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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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New Year Message from North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats

New Year Message from North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats

Economics, Representation
For the last two and a half years Westminster has tied itself in knots over Brexit. Irrespective of where you sit on this particular issue, it has got in the way of everything else in this country. Our NHS is in crisis, schools are suffering, housing and energy prices are beyond the reach of those most in need, there’s continuing uncertainty about jobs; and those who have had pay rises over the past few years have still slipped significantly below the cost of living. For the coming months at least, Brexit seems likely to dominate those in Parliament – to the detriment of everyone else, the Tories will attempt to cling to power with an impotent Prime Minister; while Labour attempt to use Mrs May’s incompetence as a chance to…
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Team Grassmoor

Team Grassmoor

Representation
North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats are proud to formally announce our next set of Candidates for the 2019 District Elections – for Grassmoor Ward, in North East Derbyshire. North Derbyshire's Young Liberal Representative, Blaine Uknighted, will be standing alongside Sandra Hinds. Throughout the year your local Lib Dem team have been working hard for local residents and will continue to do so. Our aim is to improve local services and make ourselves available to you at all times. We hope you will use BOTH of your votes to elect Blaine and Sandra to represent the Grassmoor ward next year. In the meantime; if you need their support - please do not hesitate to contact them on: Blaine.Uknighted@nedbd-libdems.com 07741 497547 Sandra.Hinds@nedbd-libdems.com 07870 975764
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Veteran Lib Dem politician Tony Rogers elected to Chesterfield Borough Council

Veteran Lib Dem politician Tony Rogers elected to Chesterfield Borough Council

Representation
Veteran Liberal Democrat candidate Tony Rogers has been elected as a Chesterfield borough councillor following a by-election in the Moor ward. The election was held after the death of Labour councillor Keith Brown who previously held the seat. Mr Rogers - who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this year - won the seat with 532 votes. Labour candidate Ron Mihaly received 445 votes, Conservative candidate Gordon Partington got 84 votes and UKIP candidate Barry Thompson received 69 votes. The turnout was 34.4 per cent. The result means the political make-up of the council is now: • Labour - 36 councillors • Liberal Democrats - 10 councillors • Independent - 2 councillors You can join the Liberal Democrats by visiting www.libdems,org.uk/join
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Lib Dems launch cross-party petition calling on the Labour Party to ‘Slam their local plan’ in North East Derbyshire and Bolsover

Lib Dems launch cross-party petition calling on the Labour Party to ‘Slam their local plan’ in North East Derbyshire and Bolsover

Housing, Representation
North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats have launched two cross-party petitions for North East Derbyshire and Bolsover residents to sign. The petition demands that the local plans submitted to the inspectorate by the Labour-led authorities are scrap and that a proper accessible consultation is carried out. North East Derbyshire District Council's local plan was suppose to be implemented in 2014, but was only submitted in Jun 2018 to the planning inspectorate for approval. There will now be a public inquiry will begin w/c 12 November 2018 w/c 19 November 2018 w/c 3 December 2018. Bolsover District Council are even further behind than North East Derbyshire District Council, as their local plan was only submitted to the planning inspectorate on 31st August 2018. The public inquiry is due in the new year. If you are…
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Lib Dems open arms to former Conservative and Labour members

Lib Dems open arms to former Conservative and Labour members

Representation
Lib Dems open arms to ex Conservative and Labour members Former Conservative and Labour members in Clowne have ditched their parties to join North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats. Conor McInnes who stood for the Conservative party in a recent Clowne Parish Council by-election says he could 'no longer justify what they stand for'. Natalie Hoy, a prominent campaigner against the Clowne Garden Village, left Labour after saying they had made an 'appauling' decision to approve the 1,800 housing development. Lib Dem Spokesperson for Bolsover, James Palmer said: "I am pleased to welcome new members to our party; as the Liberal Democrats become a movement for moderates, We are fighting back against this two party system that has let us down, time and time again." "We are not tribal, we will work with everyone who share similar views to achieve the…
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Chesterfield College ban political parties from Freshers week

Chesterfield College ban political parties from Freshers week

Education, Representation, Young People
North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats call on Chesterfield college to rethink the decision to exclude political parties from their annual freshers week. In previous years all political groups have been welcomed to the event which is hosted by the college for all new students that are enrolling for that year. Chesterfield Lib Dem Youth Officer, Matthew Genn said: "I am disappointed with the decision by Chesterfield College not to allow political parties to be present at their upcoming Freshers Fair. For reasons unknown and frankly bizarre in my opinion." "This is especially concerning givien the importance that young voters played in both the EU referendum and last years general election. Clearly this shows that young people, when given the opportunity can be interested and be involved." "All Chesterfield College has done with…
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