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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Lee Rowley’s record in North East Derbyshire

Lee Rowley’s record in North East Derbyshire

Representation
On 12th December, voters are going to the polls across the constituency to vote for their next representative in North East Derbyshire. Incumbent Tory MP for North East Derbyshire, Lee Rowley, has been telling residents he wants to 'continue all the good work' he has been doing.So, let's have a look at what he has done and what he now means by that: Local government funding Tories have reduced local government funding reduced by 56% since 2017-2018. Since being elected, Lee has consistently cut local government funding. In February 2018 he voted to cut the funding by 28% than it was in 2017/8 and then in February 2019 voted to cut funding even further by 56% lower than that in 2017/8. By cutting local government funding, this has a direct…
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Conservative and Labour vote to allow fake news at NEDDC

Conservative and Labour vote to allow fake news at NEDDC

Representation
Responding to both the Conservative and Labour groups uniting to defeat a motion that would have taken steps towards addressing the worrying increase of Fake News being injected into Council meetings by some elected members. Cllr David Hancock, Deputy Leader of the N-E Derbyshire Liberal Democrats group said: "Increasingly, since the May elections we've instances of elected members misrepresenting other councillors in the Chamber. NEDDC's constitution doesn't allow for a councillor to correct an untrue statement made about them during the course of a meeting, once they've already spoken. "In recent months certain members have routinely made misleading and inaccurate statements about other councillors and political groups during the course of a meeting, with no constitutional right for those defamed to challenge or correct falsehoods." The Liberal Democrat motion put…
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Introducing: David Hancock

Introducing: David Hancock

Representation
Your candidate for Bolsover A lifelong resident of New Tupton, David is from a strong working-class background. The son of a bricklayer and a cleaner; he learned the value of hard work from an early age. 51-year old David has been a supporter of the Liberal Democrats for most of his adult life; attracted by their core values of encouraging individuals to succeed by being themselves and valuing the rights and freedoms for people to be who they are – irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or disability. He is a District Councillor for the Tupton ward and the Chair of Tupton Parish Council. David is a firm believer that local policies should be developed by local people. David believes that communities should work cohesively; that a successful society…
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Introducing: Ross Shipman

Introducing: Ross Shipman

Representation
Your candidate for North East Derbyshire Ross lives in New Tupton and works for a tech company in Clay Cross, which seeks to help charities and good causes find the resources they need. 30-year old Ross has lived in North Derbyshire all his life. He has seen Labour government after Tory government letting our area down after all promising great things; and all failing to deliver for the people of North East Derbyshire. He is a District Councillor for the Tupton ward and leads the Lib Dem group on North East Derbyshire District Council. Ross is interested in environmental policy and has long been advocating for more funds for our local area. Along with his brother, Ross was raised by a single mum in the former mining village of Shirebrook.…
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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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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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