Derbyshire Dales Liberal Democrats

Vote for Robert Court on July 4 - it's time for change!

Our Manifesto Highlights

The Lib Dems are fighting a positive campaign to deliver a real alternative to the entrenched Tory and Labour Parties.

We are not dependant on donors from big business so we can deliver a FAIR DEAL for working families.

A fully costed Manifesto delivers on health, dentistry and social care.

We have been championing the campaign to transform the water companies into Public Benefit companies.

We are the only party to call out the failed Tory Brexit deal - our 4 step plan to rejoin the Customs Union will reduce bureaucracy and boost our economy, we will agree partnerships with EU agencies including for Erasmus Plus, the scheme which allows students to study or do work placements across the union. Find out more below.

Robert Court

Robert Court - Our candidate for the next General Election

Robert Court, who lives in Foolow and was our candidate in 2019, has been re-selected as our candidate for this election. Following the recent boundary changes, this includes all wards in Derbyshire Dales District and the adjacent wards of Alport, Hilton, Hatton and Crich. Read more about Robert, how to contact him and links to our social media.

For the first time for 24 years, the Conservatives are not running Derbyshire Dales District Council. Following the May 2023 elections, we have a progressive alliance led by the Liberal Democrats who won 34% of the votes. Find out why we are the real challengers to the Tories in Derbyshire Dales.

Robert Court

OUR FULLY FUNDED MANIFESTO

The Liberal Democrats have launched their General Election manifesto and outlined a plan to save health and care services. The manifesto offers a bold and fully costed £9bn plan to tackle the health and care crisis. The bold plan to save the country’s health services includes

  • Giving everyone the right to see a GP within seven days, or within 24 hours if they urgently need to, with 8,000 more GPs to deliver on it.
  • Guarantee access to an NHS dentist for everyone needing urgent and emergency care, ending DIY dentistry and ‘dental deserts’.
  • Boost cancer survival rates and introduce a guarantee for 100% of patients to start treatment for cancer within 62 days from urgent referral.

Read our full Manifesto here.

HOW WE ARE FUNDING OUR MANIFESTO

After years of Conservative chaos and neglect, there is no doubt that our NHS, social care, schools and other public services desperately need more investment. GPs are overstretched, hospitals are overcrowded and school buildings are crumbling. At the same time, families and pensioners are struggling in the face of a cost-of-living crisis. The Conservatives have already put up their taxes by freezing income tax thresholds. It would be wrong to ask them to pay more to clear up the Conservatives’ mess. That’s why we will fund our fair deal without raising income tax, national insurance contributions or VAT. Instead, we will focus on tax changes that make the system fairer – such as reversing the Conservatives’ tax cuts for the big banks and imposing a proper windfall tax on the super-profits of oil and gas companies. Read our Funding plan.


Derbyshire Dales News

Has Truth been the key casualty of the Boris Johnson Premiership?

The key danger Boris Johnson poses is to the concept of objective truth. The analysis in the press of his first year in power has mostly treated him as a standard prime minister living through extraordinary times - the Brexit fight, coronavirus, his own health problems. But in fact he is not a normal prime minister at all. He is a post-truth prime minister. That is the quality which defines him and presents the core threat to the country under his administration.

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27 Jul 2020
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