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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

  • Article: Dec 11, 2014

    CEG Land Promotions Ltd And Robert William Walmsley have appealed the councils decision not to allow 300 houses at New House Farm Etwall Road, Mickleover.

    If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so on the Planning Portal at www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs or by emailing [leanne.palmer@pins.gsi.gov.uk]. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can send three copies to:

  • Article: Oct 31, 2014

    Labour councillors in Derby are building up a war chest of money - while blaming every cut they make on Government funding levels.

    This reserve of money now contains nearly £18 million - over £10 million was saved in the last year. That's £10 million that could have been spent to keep brown bins free, to give as grants to charities, to mend potholes, to provide services for vulnerable people and more.

  • Article: Oct 31, 2014

    At a meeting of the planning commitee held at South Derbyshire District Council on 28/10/2014 The commitee refused the outline planning application for 300 houses on New House Farm Etwall Road Mickleover Derby.

    This may not be the final decision as the developer can still appeal this decision.

  • Petition: Aug 23, 2014

    We the undersigned oppose the planning applications currently lodged with Derby City Council and South Derbyshire District Council for housing on the Hackwood Farm site.

  • Petition: May 8, 2014

    Residents in Littleover and Heatherton call on the City Council, South Derbyshire District Council, landowners and developers to ensure that the vision of a new major park for Derby between Moorway/Bakeacre Lane and Oaklands Avenue is realised.

    The large number of new homes being built in this area means that there are many 1000s more people living within easy reach of the proposed park. Many households have already paid towards this new park. This money should be used to buy land or make other progress towards the new park and not spent on existing ones.

  • Nick Clegg MP
    Article: Sep 26, 2012

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has used his keynote speech to the Lib Dem Party conference in Brighton to announce extra money for 110,000 children struggling with maths and English.

    The Deputy Prime Minister said secondary schools in England will receive an extra £55 million to help pupils arriving in year seven who have slipped behind in English and maths at primary school. The money will come in from next January, with schools deciding how to spend it to help pupils with weaker results in maths and English.

  • Derby campaigners at the Manifesto launch
    Article: May 4, 2012

    Liberal Democrats in Derby are celebrating after winning more seats and more votes in this year's local elections than they did in 2011.

    Derby Lib Dems won 3 wards compared to two last year. They missed out on winning a 4th seat in Arboretum ward by just 14 votes.

    Leader of Derby Liberal Democrat councillors Hilary Jones said "These results show the Liberal Democrats are still a major force in Derby politics.

    "Morale amongst Lib Dem members was much higher this year and our campaigners worked hard for every vote."

    Amongst the positive results for the Lib Dems this time were; winning Mickleover with a majority of 326, a ward won by the Conservatives last year.

    The Lib Dems secured huge swings of over 10% from Labour in the Abbey and Normanton wards compared to last year.

    The Lib Dems also tripled their vote in the Labour stronghold of Derwent going from 9% and fourth place last year to 27% and second place this year.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2012

    A leading Derby Liberal Democrat has welcomed news that action is being taken to tackle rising energy bills.


    Millions of people are facing increasing energy bills but the confusing number of different tariffs mean the best deal is difficult to find. To help people make the right choices, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has announced a landmark deal with the major energy suppliers so they let people know every year what the cheapest deal is.

  • Document: Apr 4, 2012
    760.51 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Derby Liberal Democrats manifesto for 2012- our ideas for taking Derby forward

  • Derby campaigners at the Manifesto launch
    Article: Apr 4, 2012

    Derby Liberal Democrats unveil plans for City's future

    Derby Liberal Democrats have launched their plans for the future of the city. The manifesto was launched at a packed meeting at the Voicebox, Forman Street, Derby on Tuesday.


    Key ideas set out in the manifesto include;


    · Freezing Council Tax again next year


    · Working for the creation of Derby's own bank to support local business


    · Opposing any attempts to bring in congestion charging or workplace levies


    · Protecting local green spaces


    Leader of Derby Liberal Democrats Cllr Hilary Jones said "This manifesto has the vision and ideas to take Derby forward. The key issue at the moment is the economy and helping this city and the people who live in it get through the world financial crisis.


    "That's why we want to freeze Council Tax as we did last year, because we realise people can't afford the kinds of rises that are happening in Labour-run Leicester and Nottingham.


    "We want to continue to promote business in Derby, to secure more manufacturing contracts for the city, like the recent £188 million contract for Bombardier. We also need to become less reliant on a relatively small range of industries, by enabling our small businesses to get the finance to expand.


    "We oppose schemes like the "Workplace Levy" that Labour run Nottingham has introduced, we believe these could damage business and cost jobs in Derby."


    Lucy Care, chair of Derby Liberal Democrats added "There is a real drive and enthusiasm in the Derby Lib Dem team that was evident at the meeting. Liberal Democrats have a long record of campaigning and action in Derby, and that, combined with the fresh ideas in our manifesto, means we are a clear contender for power in Derby."

    Co-author of the manifesto Richard Hudson, Lib Dem candidate for Derwent, explained how it was developed after listening to people in his area and other parts of Derby.


    The meeting also heard a passionate speech from Liberal Democrat East Midlands chairman Tony Rogers who urged Derby Lib Dems to campaign right up to election day May 3rd and beyond.