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Derbyshire Conservatives have promised to protect local services and cut Labour's waste in their bid to win back control of the County Council in the 4 May 2017 elections.


Labour-run Derbyshire County Council is accused of plunging the county into darkness as the number of broken street lights continues to rocket.

Derbyshire Labour no longer here to 'Improve Life for Local People'

Derbyshire County Councils motto used to be 'improve life for local people' but Derbyshire Labour now appear to have dropped this.  A recent look at the authority’s corporate branding on the website shows that they have removed the motto. 

Courtaulds Goes into Administration: Conservatives Pledge Practical Help

The Derbyshire County Conservative Group expressed their concern over the loss of more than 300 jobs at the Belper factory of Courtaulds after it went into administration this week. Local County Council members Stuart Bradford and David Taylor (Alport Division) have sought to ensure that local efforts are directed at providing practical help to affected workers to ensure that efforts are made to secure continuing employment or new posts elsewhere.  

Derbyshire County Conservatives: Labour Gerrymandering by using £2.3million of Public Money in its Own Wards

Derbyshire Conservatives today blasted the Labour controlling Group for its use of public money to shore up its vote in mainly Labour heartlands.  This follows the announcement today by Derbyshire County Council that they would seek to approve £2.3million expenditure from the Council's General Reserves at Cabinet next week in its 'Communities Priorities Programme'.  They want to use taxpayers money, via their councillors, to deliver projects in areas by using the Governments definitions of high need. 

Derbyshire Conservatives Slam Out of Touch Labour on Cuts

Today, the Derbyshire Conservative Group slammed the controlling Labour administration for being out of touch with the public and running down the County’s General Reserve.  By 2020 the General Reserve is projected to be just 2.7% of the county’s revenue, a worryingly low figure that makes the authority vulnerable to running out of cash to manage unexpected pressures on its budget.  The buffer to the county’s finances as it grapples with the savings it needs to make, known as the Risk Management Budget is to be reduced to zero in the next two years further compounding the pressure on the County’s finances.