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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

  • 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.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2015
    By Cllr Lucy Care

    Many residents living in areas of Derby with residents' only parking are unknowingly risking a fine by using 'one day parking' scratchcards for their own vehicles.

    Liberal Democrat Candidate for Derby North, Councillor Lucy Care said "I was contacted by a local resident who had been told that he would still be fined for parking in the residents' only parking bay outside his house if using a scratchcard permit. I investigated further and learnt that this followed a decision by the national parking adjudicator in 2012."

  • Article: Jan 30, 2015

    Cllr Joe Naitta of Derby City Liberal Democrats has issued a heartfelt plea for an increase in the minimum wage, submitting a motion in Council on 28th January to demand the Low Pay Commission increase the minimum wage to £9.00 per hour, which 'would increase spending, collect more taxes and reduce the benefits bill'.

  • Petition: Jan 23, 2015

    We ask Derby City Council to make the 'One Day' scratchcard parking permits valid for both visitors and residents.

    One day parking permits can be bought by residents in areas with 'residents' only parking'. The national parking adjudicator has stated that they are only valid for visitors to use, not for residents. However there are many occasions when residents may need occasional on-street parking outside their home and buying an annual permit is not appropriate. For example if a driveway is being renewed or when a new car is purchased. Council advice is to park outside the scheme area, but this is antisocial as well as inconvenient. We ask the Council to change their rules to make it clear that residents may use the one day permits.

  • Petition: Jan 9, 2015

    We call upon the Labour run city council to scrap the proposed cut to Derby Museums Trust funding. We do not want the future of Derby's museums put in jeopardy.

  • 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: