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Conservatives deliver on commitment to cut cost of politics

Derbyshire Conservatives have voted through a 12% reduction in the allowances paid to County Councillors with special responsibilities, reversing the increase Labour Councillors had given themselves after getting into power in 2013.

Conservative Council Leader sets out vision for future

The new Leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Barry Lewis, sets out his vision for the council over the next four years.

Cllr Lewis discusses the council's priorities including investment in adult social care, roads maintenance and helping young people into work.

Conservatives scrap Labour's controversial tip charges

In one of their first acts as a new administration, the Conservatives have scrapped the unpopular charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to the County Council's nine household waste recycling centres.


Broken promises and a catalogue of waste has been exposed after four years of Derbyshire Labour's control of the county council.


Over the last four years Labour-run Derbyshire County Council's fifteen-strong Cabinet have collectively claimed at least £1.4 million in allowances and expenses.