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About the High Peak Labour Website

This website has been created as a resource to help promote Labour Party Councillors and Candidates in the High Peak. 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 Derbyshire County Council which will take place in 2025.

You can find out more about the 2023 and 2019 HPBC Elections and Information about HPBC on the HPBC website.

The Labour Party in the High Peak

The UK Labour Party has over members in the High Peak and hundreds of thousands of members in the UK. The party has a diverse and active community which is organised into local branches which currently meet up in person and on video conferencing every month.

Our plan for Britain

The Labour Party has always been about people. It was formed to give ordinary people a voice and has sought power in order to improve their lives. The fruits of this work have changed Britain for the better, through the most progressive governments in our country’s history.

Ours is a proud history, with achievements – from the NHS to the minimum wage– that have made a lasting difference to the lives of people across our country.

Labour’s first steps in government will:

  1. Deliver economic stability with tough spending rules, so we can grow our economy and keep taxes, inflation and mortgages as low as possible.
  1. Cut NHS waiting times with 40,000 more appointments each week, during evenings and weekends, paid for by cracking down on tax avoidance and non-dom loopholes.
  1. Launch a new Border Security Command with hundreds of new specialist investigators and use counter-terror powers to smash criminal boat gangs.
  1. Set up Great British Energy, a publicly-owned clean power company, to cut bills for good and boost energy security, paid for by a windfall tax on oil and gas giants.
  1. Crack down on antisocial behaviour, with more neighbourhood police paid for by ending wasteful contracts, tough new penalties for offenders, and a new network of youth hubs.
  1. Recruit 6,500 new teachers in key subjects to set children up for life, work and the future, paid for by ending tax breaks for private schools.
 

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 reverse the effects of Conservative-driven austerity and the cruel and unnecessary cuts to our communities’ vital services.

Some of the key local issues include cuts to health and voluntary services, poverty, anti-social behaviour, parking, congestion and potholes, housing and visits from bailiffs. These are just a few of the many problems facing our society as a result of 14 years of Conservative rule.

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:

  • Household waste and recycling collections
  • Council Tax collections
  • Housing
  • Planning applications
 

More information and access to councillors on our High Peak Borough Council page.

What is Derbyshire County Council?

The County Council is the larger tier of local government, covering areas made up of Borough County Councils such as High Peak. Derbyshire County Council are responsible for services across the whole of a county, like:

  • Education
  • Transport
  • Planning
  • Fire and public safety
  • Social care
  • Libraries
  • Waste recycling centres
  • Trading standards

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