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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 Offer a Fair Deal for Derbyshire if elected next May

July 7, 2014

Cllr Anne Western, Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Cllr Anne Western, Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council.

The Labour Party have today released a report which will offer a Fair Deal for Derbyshire if the party win the general election next May.  The report shows how a Labour government will devolve power and resources from Whitehall to local councils and develop people-powered public services.

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157 Million Reasons Why Eric Pickles is Wrong

July 3, 2014

Cllr Anne Western, Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Cllr Anne Western, Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Councillor Anne Western, Labour Leader of Derbyshire County Council, in her column below responds to an article written by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in the Derbyshire Times.

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Derbyshire Labour scrap “appalling” £2.65 wage rate for apprentices

July 22, 2013

Cllr Kevin Gillot, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council, said it was appalling that the Tory administration had been paying apprentices £2.65 per hour for four years.

Cllr Kevin Gillot, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council, said it was appalling that the Tory administration had been paying apprentices £2.65 per hour for four years.

Cllr Kevin Gillott, the Labour Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, today announced that the council will now pay its apprentices the minimum wage.

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Derbyshire Labour save care home from closure

July 9, 2013

Cllr Clare Neill celebrates with residents, family and staff at the Beechcroft home for older people.

Cllr Clare Neill celebrates with residents, family and staff at the Beechcroft home for older people.

Derbyshire Labour last week announced that Beechcroft home for older people in West Hallam will remain open and will not be demolished.  The home was earmarked for closure and demolition by the Derbyshire Tories prior to Labour winning the Derbyshire County Council election in May.

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