Celebrating Local Election Successes

Celebrating Local Election Successes

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Liberal Democrats Celebrating after Local Elections Thanks again to all our members, volunteers, and candidates. Sadly no borough council gains to report this time, but we are still very happy with a strong set of results.Well done to John Morrisey who secured 28% of the vote in Belper East, which is +19% on last year’s result, a credit to all involved!Kate Smith got 2nd place in Crich. With 25% of the vote this is +13% since this seat was last up in 2015. It’s in large testament to her work on Crich Parish Council, so we’re happy she was also re-elected unopposed as parish councillor.We are also happy to report the election of six Lib-Dem parish councillors to Duffield Parish Council, all of whom look forward to working hard for…
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Greenbelt Consultation Response

Greenbelt Consultation Response

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Green Belt Consultation Response Amber Valley Liberal Democrats have responded to the public consultation on Green Belt Amendments and Additional Site Allocations. Read our full response here. We have been opposed to development on the Green Belt since the battle for Lily Street Farm, Swanwick, in the early 1990s, as the Conservative Borough Council has lost the ambition to ‘conserve’ anything.  New housing development is about the most destructive thing we can do to the environment .  There is real pressure for growth, not least because more people are living singly, and more older people want to downsize. We demand the Council removes its blinkers on Brownfield sites – in Belper a specific study for the Neighbourhood Plan has shown these are more than adequate to meet projected demand.  A…
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Lifestyle Public Health

Lifestyle Public Health

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January's Politics and Passion Event Chris Oakley will talk about Lifestyle Public Health from a liberal and ethical perspective. Tuesday 15th January 8.15pm meeting (7pm meal)  Village Inn,  Upper Marehay Rd,  Ripley,  DE5 8JF Chris will start talking at about 8.15 pm, and questions and discussion will follow.  He questions whether we can believe what we read in the media and if we should we trust the “experts”. Can the current one-dimensional strategy of bans, restrictions and taxes ever be compatible with liberal values and is there a more effective liberal alternative? The pub serves good food and some of us will be eating at 7 o’clock. You are warmly invited to join us. This event is organised by Amber Valley Liberal Democrats but is open to all supporters in the…
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