Derby Liberal Democrats

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The Liberal Democrats have 5 councillors across the city.

Recent updates

  • Article: May 22, 2018

    Following a packed selection meeting, the Liberal Democrats in Derby North
    have selected Barry Holliday as their new prospective parliamentary candidate.


    Barry has already been working with Group Leader Councillor Ruth Skelton and
    the local elections campaign team to achieve our recent superb local election
    results, securing the re-election of every sitting Liberal Democrat councillor and
    only missing winning the Abbey Ward by a single vote.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Across the city it was a bad election for Labour who lost 3 seats, including their Leader Ranjit Banwait's seat.

    The results of the elections gave no party an overall majority, so all parties talked to each other to find the best way forward. The Lib Dem priority was to get key parts of their manifesto implemented for the benefit of the city as a whole. Detailed discussions took place with both Labour and the Conservatives to see what could be agreed on and what could not.

  • Article: May 16, 2018

    The results of the recent election gave no single party an overall majority on the Council. All parties have been talking to each other to try to find the best way forward.

    Our priority as Liberal Democrats is to get Liberal Democrat policies enacted for the benefit of the whole of Derby. Detailed and serious discussions took place with both Labour and the Conservatives. We discussed our respective manifestos to identify areas in which we could agree, and problems where we could not. Of particular importance was restoring accountability to the Council after some years of decisions being made behind closed doors, and fixing the increasing problems that are plaguing special educational needs provision in Derby, both of these were key Liberal Democrat manifesto commitments.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2018

    Four years after the fire closed the Assembly Rooms, the Labour Council STILL aren't any closer to a solution.

    Late last year Labour revealed a plan drawn up - at great expense - by consultants. But it quickly became clear local people didn't back Labour's plans. And worse, Labour's 'consultation' wasn't listening to people but trying to persuade them why Labour was right all along.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2018

    Roads make up a lot of our public space so how well they are kept makes a bit difference to the whole area. Thank you to everyone who has been reporting potholes and other problems, either directly to the Council, or using the 'fix my street' app. It means the highways team are rushed off their feet - but hopefully our roads stay safer and smarter.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2018

    Flooding - again

    There have been a couple of days of heavy rain recently, leading to the footpath past Littleover Community School to Mickleover being washed away again, as it was a couple of years ago. This time Cllr Lucy Care was around to see what was happening - water flooding off the A38. Lucy has written to Highways England asking them to stop this happening again. She hopes they'll also pay for the path repair.

  • Cllrs Joe Naitta and Ruth Skelton with Danielle Lind discuss rat running through the car park in front of the shops at the Lane End
    Article: Apr 16, 2018

    The new traffic lights at Blagreaves Lane End have recently been the scene of a two-car crash. This closed the road for some time.

    This is in addition to the increase in rat running that's been seen in front of the shops on the corner. With vehicles coming past the shops in both directions and often narrowly missing people, a crash there too could be only a matter of time. Cllr Ruth Skelton and Cllr Joe Naitta are working with local shops and the Council to make this area safer for pedestrians.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2018

    Life can be frustrating…

    One of the Council's 2016/17 highways priorities in Littleover was to make improvements for walkers and cyclists in Heatherton. If it were more attractive for people to choose these hopefully it would reduce the traffic on Pastures Hill.

    By the end of 2016 the Council had got nowhere. To help, we asked for ideas. It included some suggestions - lowered kerbs, extra seats, better signs. Thank you to those who replied.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2018

    Sunnydale Path

    Sunnydale Park woodlands' footpath that has now been upgraded using money from developers. This will make it easier for more people to enjoy the park all year round.

    Top of Moorway Lane

    After pressure from your local Lib Dem team, the Council have now installed the bollards at the junction of Moorway Lane and Blagreaves Lane. The white lines over three driveways still have to be done.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2018
    By Cllr Lucy Care

    The UK helped write, and approve, the rules for how countries can leave the EU. At the time the UK was a member with no plans for leaving. Now it is putting those rules into practice.

    It is becoming clear that many - if not all - of the promises made by the Leave campaign can't be delivered under the EU's rules. The UK can't have the same benefits outside the EU as in - from market access, hosting EU bodies, to having a say in making future rules. We are already getting poorer as businesses are leaving, closing, and investing elsewhere.