Derbyshire Communities

We want to improve the quality of life for Derbyshire people. We will work with communities to identify and tackle the problems you face. We will fight for a better deal for people with disabilities and tackle health inequalities. We will support cultural, sports and community events, celebrating the vibrancy and beauty of our county. We will work with the police to keeps our communities safe and work for a green, ethical and sustainable Derbyshire.

Social security sanctions cause hardship to Derbyshire residents

April 19, 2016

Cllr Rob Davison Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Cllr Rob Davison
Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

The unfair decisions being made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have left many people across Derbyshire penniless.  Derbyshire Labour Group continues to support the work by the Welfare Rights Team at Derbyshire County Council in assisting people in getting unjust decisions overturned.

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New super food kitchens set to be opened in Derbyshire

April 18, 2016

Cllr Dave Allen, Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Cllr Dave Allen, Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

It is a national disgrace that so many of our disadvantaged families rely on food banks to be able to feed themselves.  Government policies continue to push many people into poverty but our Labour council is doing what it can to help.

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Labour Call for a Fair Deal for Derbyshire

October 1, 2014

Cllr Anne Western, Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Cllr Anne Western, Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council.

The public have demanded answers as to why Derbyshire has been singled out for the worst cuts in council history whilst Tory councils in rich Southern areas have received much less significant cuts. 

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Derbyshire Labour join Mums marching to save NHS

August 27, 2014

The People's March for the NHS in Chesterfield.

The People’s March for the NHS in Chesterfield.

Derbyshire Labour this week joined Mums who are marching from Jarrow to Parliament to campaign to save the NHS from privatisation and cuts. Labour councillors welcomed The People’s March into Derbyshire and joined a rally in Chesterfield, before the Mums set off to Mansfield.

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Join Mums Marching to Save NHS

August 20, 2014

Cllr Anne Western campaigning against the privatisation of the NHS.

Cllr Anne Western campaigning against the privatisation of the NHS.

Derbyshire Labour will next week join Mums on The People’s March who are marching from Jarrow to Parliament to campaign to save the NHS from privatisation and cuts.  The Mums will march through Chesterfield on the 26th and 27th August as part of the 999 Call for the NHS campaign.

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Labour protects vital housing support services from government cuts

July 9, 2014

Cllr Clare Neill, cabinet member for adult social care.

Cllr Clare Neill, cabinet member for adult social care.

Derbyshire Labour has announced that they will be protecting vital services from the government’s cuts to Derbyshire County Council.  Housing related support services were earmarked to be cut by £1m this year but the council will use money from business rates and public healthy money to protect the services for a further six months.

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