Making a success of Brexit for our area
I strongly back the new Prime Minister's pledge to deliver Brexit on 31st October and his attempts to re-negotiate a deal. Whatever happens, we must be ready to leave - and I will fight to ensure our area is ready to take advantage of the opportunities that come from leaving the European Union.
More jobs and apprenticeships for local residents
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in North East Derbyshire has fallen significantly in recent years. 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 have always been committed to opposing bad planning applications and the over-development of North East Derbyshire’s towns and villages. I am pleased that a new Council has been elected to try to fix some of Labour's failures on planning and I am committed to working with them to try to improve things.
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 trying to help improve our roads across North East Derbyshire.
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. 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.