My Plan

 Making a success of Brexit for our area

I’m the only candidate in this election who will give their strong backing to the Prime Minister’s plan to make a success of Brexit. I am committed to fighting for a good deal for our area in the Brexit negotiations.

 More jobs and apprenticeships for local residents

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in North East Derbyshire has fallen by over 1,000 since January 2013. Only Theresa May’s leadership will give the strength and stability to keep our economy growing and to allow more jobs to be created. I will work hard to attract jobs to our area, hold job and enterprise fairs for local residents, fight for our share of economic investment and campaign to ensure the government is on the side of local businesses.

 Fighting against bad planning applications and over-development of our area

I am committed to opposing bad planning applications and the over-development of North East Derbyshire’s towns and villages.  If elected, I will fight for a more balanced and carefully thought-through local plan to ensure the character of our area is preserved, whilst still providing affordable homes

 Fixing potholes and broken road surfaces

Hundreds of local residents have told me about the importance of keeping our roads in good shape and the need to fix potholes. With local Councillors, I am putting pressure on Labour at County Hall to do more for North East Derbyshire’s roads.

 Fighting any future plans to merge North East Derbyshire with Sheffield

I will oppose any plans by Labour to plunge our area into the hands of a South Yorkshire Mayor. Residents have consistently told me on the doorsteps that they are not part of Sheffield and don’t want any merger of council activities with them. Like many of these residents, I am born and raised in North Derbyshire – and I am proud of it!

 A local community campaigner through-and-through

Whether it’s fighting to protect a local fire station in Dronfield, helping to make residents’ voices heard on transport or opposing over-development in Ashover, I have worked hard to campaign on the real local issues that affect our area. If elected on 8th June, I will continue to put our communities across North East Derbyshire, from Killamarsh in the north to Clay Cross and Ashover in the south, first.