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Why You Should Not Vote Derbyshire Labour

Derbyshire Labour are stuck in the 1970s in a way that the even the modern mainstream Labour Party isn't and that's saying something since they have clearly drifted away from Tony Blair's New Labour ethos.

We pledge to continue to deliver better services for less money if we are re-elected in 2013

 Derbyshire Conservatives have delivered:  1,000 apprentices supporting Derbyshire’s young people and businesses. 
Three years of 0% Council Tax increases: Saving £165 to a Band D Council Tax payer. 
Kept ALL Libraries and Children’s Centres open. 
Provided almost £2 million in community grants supporting sports clubs, social groups and the voluntary sector, with a further £1 million to follow in 2013/14. 
A £200 million Adult Residential and Community Care accommodation package. 
Derbyshire Conservatives have worked hard to deliver efficient, well-run services, protecting the vulnerable, and supporting businesses to create jobs and growth. 
We pledge to continue to deliver better services for less money if we are re-elected in 2013. 

Like all councils across the country – we are facing up to some really tough financial choices. They can't be left for another day.

IDENTIFYING savings and planning for the issues ahead are part of the day job. We don't want to get caught out and we don't like surprises.But – like all councils across the country – we are facing up to some really tough financial choices. They can't be left for another day.http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/tough-decisions-come-save-pound-125m/…

Conservative Administration Helping Derbyshire Grow

Work has begun on a new link road which will open up further land for jobs creation at our flagship regeneration site. "We've laid strong foundations for long-term job creation at Markham Vale and are delighted that companies are choosing it as their home. "The creation of this new road will open up a further five-and-a-half hectares for development at the site's western side and we are confident we are providing the right environment to attract further growth."

Derbyshire Labour Refuse to Distance Themselves from Disgraceful HATE T-Shirts

T-SHIRTS celebrating the eventual death of Margaret Thatcher – on sale at the TUC conference - sparked a 10 minute row at yesterday's full council meeting.The Labour opposition group was asked to clarify its views on the issue, and one of the party's councillors, Brian Lucas, stood up and said he would "raise my glass" when the former prime minister dies, arguing she showed "nothing but contempt" for the working class during her reign.Leader of the Tory-led authority Andrew Lewer voiced his disgust at the T-shirts, saying: "This isn't about whether or not Mrs Thatcher was good for this country. It's about producing a T-shirt celebrating the death of a woman in her 80s."The authority's Liberal Democrat group distanced itself from the "distasteful" T-shirts.http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Row-council-t-shirts-celebrating-even…