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  • Article: Nov 20, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Lib Dem 2019 Manifesto has been launched.

    Read it all by clicking HERE

  • Article: Nov 11, 2019

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

    "For so many people, the cost of childcare simply makes returning to work impossible. This hurts our economy and deprives our workforce of a vital pool of talent.

    "The choice for parents now is simply not good enough. That is why Liberal Democrats are proposing a transformational change to our economy, by providing working parents with free childcare from when their child is 9 months old.

    "This will close the gap between the end of paid parental leave and the start of free childcare provision. It will finally give parents more choice about when they return to work and unlock their untapped potential for our economy.

    "This is part of our bold plan to build a brighter future and fundamentally reshape our economy."

  • Article: Nov 11, 2019
    By Robert Court

    Responding to confirmation that the Brexit party will not contest seats held by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    "Nigel Farage standing down shows the Conservatives and the Brexit party are now one and the same. Johnson's hard right Brexit takeover of the Tory party has now been endorsed by both Trump and Farage.

    "As Nigel Farage has admitted, the Liberal Democrats are the only party at this election that can take seats from the Conservative, stop Brexit and build a brighter future."

  • Article: Nov 10, 2019
    By Matthew Parris in The Times

    Under the headline "I'm leaving the Tories and voting Lib Dem", Matthew Parris writes in The Times on 2 November 2019 "The party I joined 50 years ago and which I've stuck by in good times and bad has been taken over by a reckless cult."

    "Fifty years ago this autumn your columnist joined the Conservatives, signing up to a Tory ginger-group at university. Ten years later I was the MP for the Derbyshire constituency that remains my home. Leaving parliament more than 30 years ago, my respect for Margaret Thatcher and her party was undimmed, and I never parted company with my local Conservative association. There followed four decades of supporting the Tories through thick and thin, usually with enthusiasm, occasionally through gritted teeth and in recent months beginning to despair utterly.

  • RC at Bakewell Market (Robert Court)
    Article: Nov 3, 2019
    By Robert Court

    Robert Court is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Derbyshire Dales at the 2019 General Election.

    He worked as a physics teacher in London and then until retirement as headmaster of Birkdale School in Sheffield. He has lived in Derbyshire Dales with his wife Andrea for over 20 years. He has played village cricket and taken part in amateur drama. He is involved in his village church and is governor of a local primary school. He has been a member of the Liberal Democrats since 2016 and was selected as our candidate in October 2018.

  • Document: Oct 25, 2019
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  • Document: Oct 25, 2019
  • Document: Oct 25, 2019
  • Brexit Myth #1 revised
    Article: Sep 25, 2019
    By Peter Dobbs

    Judging from headlines in the right wing media you might have thought that all 17.4 million who voted leave in the 2016 referendum were of one mind as to what they expected to happen when they placed their cross in the box on June 23rd.

    They wanted to leave, no matter what the economic and social costs might be. They voted for a 'hard Brexit'.

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The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the individual authors and do not represent the position of Derbyshire Dales Liberal Democrats.