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Derby Liberal Democrats

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Making The Most Of What Derby Offers

Derby has a long, proud and varied heritage. We are the and home of Royal Crown Derby and gateway to the Derwent Valley cradle of the Industrial Revolution - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have a wide range of top-class sports teams and facilities, many Campaign for Real Ale-awarded pubs and a wide range of cultural facilities and festivals. Derby can be justly proud and has the potential to become a key destination for visitors.

At present so much of this is failing to reach its true potential though. People can and do live in Derby for years without discovering what could be key attractions, and so often end up travelling elsewhere for attractions that Derby could offer them - or often already provides - with a little more vision and attention.

And what's happening with the Assembly Rooms? Labour want to spend money like it's water on a new building that we simply can't afford following their chaotically overbudget A52 upgrade project. And the Conservatives' refurbishment plan might be cheaper, but it leaves a large bill for a building that, once reopened, will already be near the end of its life. We need a rethink.

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