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Welcome to the web site of Derby Liberal Democrats!

The Liberal Democrats have 6 councillors across the city.

Recent updates

  • Article: Nov 30, 2015
    By Cllr Eric Ashburner

    I, like many other Derby residents, use local buses to get around the city. But recent changes seem to be making this harder for us all.

    New bus route numbers are confusing travellers by duplicating numbers in different parts of the city. Many local centres now have poor services - and if this could be improved then both Arriva and passengers would benefit.
  • Article: Nov 26, 2015

    At Derby City Council's meeting on Wednesday, councillors voted to ask the Government to ensure future spending changes help build a fairer country. The U-turn on scrapping tax credits following a Liberal Democrat-led campaign in Parliament was welcomed, but councillors were concerned that future changes might also target the poorest in society.

  • Bus route
    Article: Oct 28, 2015

    Arriva are making changes to their bus services in Derby from around the end of October

    Here are the routes for the No 5, 6 and 7 services

  • Petition: Jul 9, 2015

    I / We the undersigned call on Arriva to abandon their planned changes to the number 32, 33 and 36 bus routes

  • Petition: Jul 9, 2015

    We the undersigned oppose the two resubmitted Hackwood Farm Planning Application Reference Number 06/15/00846 and 06/15/00847 on the following grounds: The destruction of our local countryside. The additional traffic on the already busy roads around Mickleover will cause increased traffic chaos. The inadequate access/egress of the proposed estate onto Station Road. With over 1200 planned new houses concentrated in/around Mickleover, our amenities and local public services will be swamped.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2015

    New housing off Rykneld Road
    The roadworks on Rykneld road near the A38 are for the main new road into an expanded Heatherton.

    There are about 1200 homes to be built between here and Heatherton on land in South Derbyshire. Work on the other end of the road is due to start any day - extending Callow Hill Way
    and building a bridge over the Hell Brook.

    Find out what is planned for this area at the exhibition.

  • Article: Jul 3, 2015

    Heatherton's developers have provided the council with £333,000 for parks in this area. Originally this was to help purchase land to extend Millennium Wood to Sunnydale Park. Unfortunately sufficient extra money hasn't been found and plans have had to be rethought.

    For the last year local councillors have pushed to get at least a broad strip of land to extend Millennium Wood and provide a path through to Oaklands Avenue. The
    Labour-led council had resisted, suggesting the money might be spent in Sunnydale Park instead.

  • Petition: Jun 25, 2015

    When the Lib Dems were in government they committed to important upgrades to our region's railway infrastructure. This included starting work to see the Midland Main Line fully electrified by 2020, giving us better, more efficient trains and a higher capacity.

    Now the Conservatives are governing alone, they want to stop this work.

  • Photo shows Paul Scriven, Paul Holmes (then MP for Chesterfield) and Lucy Care at the lobby for the electrification of Midland Main Line in December 2009 in Westminster.
    Article: Jun 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrats across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire have launched a petition to reverse the new Conservative Government's decision to delay the electrification of the Midland Main Line.

    Lib Dem councillors and campaigners from the towns and cities served by the Midland Main Line have come together to lobby the Government to rethink their plans and commit to electrifying the line which serves Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester - as well as towns in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2015

    The Council won't introduce residents-only parking until at least half the households say they want the cost and hassle of a scheme.

    When the Council asked people living on Middleton and Lawn Heads Avenues a few years ago they didn't want one. Now it's not only people on these streets complaining that hospital parking is becoming a problem here.