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  • Article: May 9, 2019
    By East Midlands Lib Dems
    Bill Newton Dun

    Bill Newton Dunn

    Bill is an experienced European campaigner, having first been elected to represent Lincolnshire in the European Parliament in 1979. Bill was also MEP for the East Midlands from 1999 to 2014.

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    Michael Mullaney

    Michael is a borough and county Councillor in Leicestershire and has also stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Bosworth constituency. Michael studied politics and European Union studies at university. Passionate about local and regional services, he has campaigned to save Hinckley ambulance station and for the electrification of the Midland Mainline.

    lucy care

    Lucy Care

    Lucy is a Chartered Engineer and experienced local councillor. Lucy was first elected as a councillor in Derby in 1993, and has also stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Derby North at the 2010, 2015 and 2017 General Elections.

    Suzanna Austin

    Suzanna Austin

    Suzanna has lived in the East Midlands for nearly two decades where she has worked for pan-European logistics companies. More recently Suzanna has run her own business joining the many hundreds of thousands of regional small business owners giving her an insight into their daily challenges and the importance of maintaining free trade with our closest neighbours.
    Suzanna stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Kettering in 2017.


    Caroline Kenyon

    Caroline met her future husband Charles when he was stationed in Lincolnshire. They moved to the county 20 years ago, when Caroline set up her own PR business specialising in the promotion of Lincolnshire produce and British food. After the financial crisis of 2008, she remodelled her business - The Food Awards Company.
    Caroline was the Liberal Democrat candidate for Lincoln in 2017.

  • Article: May 6, 2019
    By Peter Dobbs

    A preview of some of the leaflets that Lib Dems (re-energised after their success in the recent local elections) will be delivering in the next two weeks;

    A4 version

    A3 version

    'Tabloid Newspaper' version - outside

    'Tabloid Newspaper' version - inside

  • Matlock winning candidates May 2019 (Peter Dobbs)
    Article: May 3, 2019
    By Peter Dobbs

    Here are some of the photos taken at the count. There are also a good selection on the Ashbourne News Telegraph website

  • Matlock winning candidates May 2019 (Peter Dobbs)
    Article: May 3, 2019
    By Peter Dobbs

    Thursday's elections saw sweeping gains for Derbyshire Dales Liberal Democrats as they almost tripled their number of seats on the District Council, taking over as the official opposition from the Labour Party. The Conservative controlling group now have an overall majority of just one seat.

    Full results are on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website.

  • HoC climate change protest (ITV)
    Article: Apr 4, 2019
    By Robert Court

    What did you think about the Climate Change protest in the House of Commons on 1st April? Not what they were or weren't wearing, but what it was all about? An unnecessary distraction from the really important business of Brexit?

    But think for a moment. In the end, which is more important, Brexit or Climate Change? Our relationship with our continental neighbours or the very future of the planet and its human inhabitants?

  • Put it to the People March 1
    Article: Apr 2, 2019
    By Robert Court

    Brexiters repeatedly quote the fact that 17.4 million voted Leave in 2016, often spuriously adding a date when "we voted we should leave" or the precise detail of the Brexit "we voted for".

    But here are some other interesting numbers.

    2 years 9 months - the time the government has had to come up with a Brexit plan, including a solution to the Irish border while keeping the Good Friday agreement. No plan! No solution!

  • Lorries stuck on A515 (Peter Dobbs)
    Article: Mar 14, 2019
    By Peter Dobbs

    It happens all the time in the Derbyshire market town of Ashbourne - two large vehicles meet each other in the narrow roads. It is usually the pavements that provide a way to pass each other (with pedestrians having to get out of the way) but on this occasion even the pavement didn't provide sufficient room and the two vehicles locked against each other causing traffic to back up through the town.

  • Bin near bench by Hug (Peter Dobbs)
    Article: Mar 14, 2019
    By Peter Dobbs

    Now you see it, now you don't....

    A very convenient bin, particulalrly for conscientious dog walkers, has disappeared. Located next to a bench celebrating players of Shrovetide Football and (fairly) regulalry emptied by the Distrct Council for several years, there is now just a plinth and some poorly directed pieces of litter to show where it once stood.

  • Bandstand roof Ashbourne park 2 (Peter Dobbs)
    Petition: Mar 7, 2019

    We urge the Derbyshire Dales District Council to carry out urgently needed repairs to the Bandstand in Ashbourne Memorial Park. It is poor stewardship of a valued town asset, that the Council have allowed it to fall into such a state of disrepair that there are holes in the roof.

  • Toilets in Memorial Gardens Ashbourne (closed)
    Article: Mar 6, 2019
    By Peter Dobbs

    Ashbourne Memorial Park with its children's play area, once boasted two shelters and some rather convenient conveniences to provide a solution to the problems of inclement weather or being caught short. Now only one of these remains and that has been closed. Two have been reduced to bare concrete plinths , and the conveniences locked and bolted.

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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.