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Welcome to High Peak Liberal Democrats!

High Peak Liberal Democrats Parlimentary Candidate

David Lomax

DAVID LOMAX

In deciding to stand in this election I have reflected on my experience as both a Borough Councillor in High Peak and County Councillor in Derbyshire where I have been able to serve the very considerable core of Liberal Democrat members, supporters and voters.

In the 2016 referendum High Peak was one of the most marginal constituencies with 49.5% voting remain.

In the twenty first century there has been four General Elections. In both 2005 and 2010 Liberal Democrats received over 10,000 votes, 10,000 (20%) and 10993 (22%) respectively. Liberal Democrat results were very disappointing in 2015 and 2017 following the coalition but earlier this year Bill Newton Dunn was second to the Brexit Party in the European elections with both the Conservatives and Labour trailing in fourth and fifth place respectively (see Graph)

European Election results in High Peak

LAbour is not remainIt is difficult to know where Labour really stand. As Len McCluskey said in appealing to shadow ministers, "Labour is not a Remain party … we will negotiate a credible exit from the European union".

I appreciate that the Labour party now support a "People's Vote" but this was originally and still is a Liberal Democrat policy. I believe the most likely scenario following this election will be a hung parliament in which case if I am elected I will throw my full weight into obtaining a "Peoples Vote".

In this very fluid situation I believe it is imperative that voters in the High Peak should have the opportunity to vote Liberal Democrat.


My priorities for a safer and healthier High Peak

2019 has seen flooding across High Peak and wildfire fires near Glossop. Pollution along our main roads put lives at risk.

David LomaxTree-planting and moorland regeneration are the easiest ways of protecting against flooding and absorbing carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the atmosphere. I will back conservation efforts and encourage farmers to work on re-wilding projects

Poor and expensive public transport provision leads to more cars on the road. I will fight to extend GMT discounts to all High Peak rail stations and push for transport hubs to be built in New Mills, Buxton and Glossop linking bus services to residential areas.

I will push for a quick start to projects for insulating housing, installing solar panels and air pumps to help remove High Peak residents from fuel poverty. I will push for changes in building regulations to ensure all new homes are sustainable.

I will seek the expansion of out of hours medical services, like that in New Mills, and work to safeguard our local hospital services. I will back new provision for care facilities to reduce bed blocking and allow people to return home with support.

I will support an expansion of free school meals and nursery provision.


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