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Welcome to the web site of Derby Liberal Democrats!

The Liberal Democrats have 7 councillors across the city.

Lucy Care, finished just 2,300 votes behind Labour in Derby North.

Recent updates

  • Lucy Care, Richard Hudson and Greg Webb collect petition signatures against closure of Derby Assembly Rooms (James Testro)
    Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Derby Liberal Democrats have been asking Derby residents what they think about the Assembly Rooms and Labour's plan to tear it down and rebuild.

    By an overwhelming majority, Derby residents didn't trust Labour to deliver their plan, with some reminding us of previous developments that had run many years behind schedule and millions of pounds over budget. Instead they backed our call to refurbish the Assembly Rooms and reopen it as a facility for all of Derby to benefit from.

    Derby North Candidate Lucy Care said "People told us clearly that they valued the Assembly Rooms as part of the Market Place, and for the range of shows and other activities that have used it. Labour have already wasted a year deciding what to do, and Derby can't wait for them to dither even longer. Labour don't seem to realise that money is tight at the moment, and it is very unlikely that a new venue could be provided without significant public money. Whoever forms the next government this sort of money is unlikely to be available for years. We need a refurbished, reopened Assembly Rooms being managed properly as a prize in Derby's City Centre not another development site."

  • Petition: Mar 7, 2015

    We ask Derby City Council to work with private sector specialists in the management of performance venues to refurbish and reopen the Assembly Rooms as a multi-use venue for the benefit of the people of Derby. This will support Derby's night-time economy and increase Derby's attractiveness as a tourist destination.


  • Article: Mar 7, 2015

    Derby Councillor and Derby South Candidate Joe Naitta has welcomed the news that the independent body which advises the Government on the National Minimum Wage is to recommend that it be increased by 3%.

    The above-inflation rise would take the adult rate from £6.50 to 6.70 an hour, the biggest rise since 2008.

  • Petition: Mar 5, 2015

    Liberal Democrats believe that we must balance freedom and security, keeping people safe but also protecting their privacy. A Snoopers' Charter would go too far, keeping track of every website you visit and what you do on sites like Facebook or Google.

  • Article: Mar 5, 2015

    At last night's Council Budget debate, Derby's Labour Councillors amazingly voted to block Liberal Democrat moves to not only increase recycling but also SAVE the council money!

    Derby's Labour Council has allowed recycling rates in the city to collapse by a fifth. Nearly half of waste was being recycled by 2010/11, following two years of promotion by Liberal Democrats.

  • Derby North Candidate Lucy Care discusses recycling with local residents
    Article: Mar 2, 2015

    Derby's Labour council are removing blue bins from inner-city areas. This will see more rubbish going to landfill and damaging the environment instead of being recycled. It will cost council tax payers more than ten times as much for the same waste!

    Derby Lib Dems support recycling and want to put more resources into helping people recycle their rubbish rather than punishing people for honest mistakes.

  • Derby North Candidate Lucy Care meets with University of Derby Journalism Students
    Article: Feb 27, 2015

    Derby North Candidate Lucy Care met journalism students from the University of Derby today to discuss her political history and her preparations for the General Election.

    Students questioned Lucy on a range of subjects in a press conference format, gaining experience of dealing with political interviewing. Lucy shared many Liberal Democrat achievements in local and national government, the importance of politics in everyday lives and priorities for the General Election.

  • Article: Feb 16, 2015

    One in four people will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their lives. Lib Dems in Government have delivered the first ever waiting time standards for mental health conditions, in line with other NHS services.

    From April 2015, most patients needing talking therapies - for conditions like depression - are guaranteed treatment in as little as six weeks. For patients experiencing a first episode of psychosis, the NHS will start treatment within two weeks, as with cancer patients.

  • Article: Feb 10, 2015

    Nine million people live in private rented homes. But one third of these homes don't meet Government standards. Each year tens of thousands of people lose their homes simply for asking for repairs.

    Amazingly these 'Revenge Evictions' are perfectly legal.

    Local parliamentary candidate Lucy Care explains "As more people want to rent, rogue landlords have more chances to exploit tenants. We need to act now to help
    people insist their homes are brought up to standard."

  • Petition: Feb 6, 2015

    We call on MPs of all parties to pass Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather's bill, supported by the NUS, Shelter and Generation Rent, and put an end to revenge evictions.

    Nine million people live in private rented accommodation. One third of the property rented out doesn't meet Governmen standards. Each year tens of thousands of people are evicted simply for asking for repairs to be done.