Derbyshire’s Labour party has promised a “fair deal” for the county in its manifesto ahead of May’s local elections.
The party has pledged to create jobs, help businesses grow and provide a future for the county’s young people.
Derbyshire Labour group leader Anne Western said: “Labour offers Derbyshire a real alternative.
“Our vision for Derbyshire is a place with a thriving economy where hard work is properly rewarded and our children have a bright future.
“We will build a Derbyshire where people feel safe and supported, a place where all people are valued and all feel that their voice is heard.”
She said Derbyshire’s controlling Conservatives lacked a “clear sense of purpose” and added her party had challeged the opposition over a number of controversial decisions – including cutting £m from the winter gritting budget.
Derbyshire’s Labour party manifesto makes five pledges:
• building a strong economy which creates jobs, grows businesses and provides a future for young people
• defending the NHS and tackling health inequalities
• fighting crime and building stronger communities
• practical support for children and families and high quality council-run services for the elderly, disabled and their carers
• putting communities at the heart of decision making
Derbyshire County Council has been under Conservative control since since 2009.
Before then the authority had been Labour-led for 28 years.
The county council elections will take place on Thursday, May 2.
Visit wwww.derbyshirelabour.co.uk to view the full manifesto.