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About the Labour for HPBC Website

This website has been created as a resource to help promote Labour Party Councillors and Candidates in the 2019 Borough Council Elections. We hope that constituents of the High Peak find the platform and information useful and we look forward to campaigning and voting alongside you in run-up to the election which is on 2nd May 2019.

You can find out more about the 2019 Elections and Information about HPBC on the HPBC website.

The Labour Party in the High Peak

The UK Labour Party has around 1,300 members in the High Peak and over half a Million members in the UK. With the leading message of “For the many, not the few” the party has a diverse and active community which is organised into local branches which meet up every month on a Saturday morning.

Our plan for Britain

We want to build a Britain that works for the many, not the few. That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe, giving our schools the funding they need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world.

  • Creating an economy that works for all
  • Moving towards a National Education Service
  • Negotiating the best deal for post-Brexit Britain
  • Healthcare for all
  • A fair deal at work
  • Secure homes for all

You can find out where we stand on all National Issues as a democratic party on the Labour Party website.

Our Plan for the High Peak

Labour Party councillors share a common interest in an equal society. We want to hold onto services which make a difference to our local community. We want to make our streets safer. We want to properly fund our schools and health services. We ultimately want to end Conservative-driven austerity and the cruel and unnecessary cuts to our communities’ vital services.

Key local issues include cuts to health and voluntary services, parking, traffic, housing and visits from bailiffs. These elections are absolutely crucial as foundations for a National Labour Government – 44% of Labour policy will depend on local Labour councils.

The 1st of January 2019 saw the beginning of a Multi-Million pound contract deal, giving management of Pavilion gardens to a private company. The deal was done by Conservative councillors in private circumstances and awarded to a company that seems to have no prior experience or portfolio. The Conservatives also recently tried and failed to sell off the Serpentine Community Garden in order to build luxury housing.

“There has never been such a huge difference between the political parties and the future they offer. I want people in High Peak to know that there is a better alternative than a government which is about to close nearly 20 hospitals, cut £3 billion from our schools, plunge over 4 million working families into poverty through their harsh cuts to Universal Credit and refuses to rule out cuts to pension increases or higher tax and national insurance. In contrast, I will promote Labour’s message of long-term investment in public services, fairness for working people, and decent support for pensioners and those who cannot work.”
 – RUTH GEORGE, LABOUR MP FOR THE HIGH PEAK

You can find out more about current local Labour activity on Labour MP Ruth George’s website. You can get involved by Joining the Labour party or Contacting us with your queries.

What is High Peak Borough Council?

The Borough Council is the smaller tier of local government, covering an area of the larger Derbyshire County Council. High Peak Borough Council is responsible for services like:

  • rubbish collection
  • recycling
  • Council Tax collections
  • housing
  • planning applications

Find out more about how your council works on the gov.uk website.