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Welcome to High Peak Liberal Democrats!

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

The United Kingdom has a proud tradition of fairness. Many of the most fundamental components of our modern society were created by Liberals, such as the introduction of state pensions, unemployment benefits, health insurance and free secondary education.It is now hard to imagine what this country would be like without those things, but when Liberals introduced them they were regarded as radical ideas that threatened the status quo. More recently Liberal Democrats have continued to challenge both Labour and the Conservatives on crucial matters such as the invasion of Iraq and "plans" (using the term loosely) for a Hard Brexit, that even on the Government's own figures will incur long-lasting damange to the British economy.

But today's Liberal Democrats are much more than just a collection of anti-Brexit campaigners. We want to help make this country into a stronger, fairer society. The Liberal Democrats, through the work of MPs such as Lynn Featherstone, Danny Alexander, Stephen Webb and David Laws were able to introduce Same-sex Marriages, greatly raised Income Tax thresolds (freeing many of our least well-paid workers from paying Income Tax), pension reforms and free, nutritious school meals for all infant school pupils and a Pupil Premium to provide targeted help to ensure children from poorer families aren't held back.

The Liberal Democrats are unafraid to champion less fashionable causes. We speak up for those who who struggle to have their voice heard. Norman Lamb has campaigned for many years for mental health funding to be increased. Sadly the Conservative government too often selects mental health facilities as the first to be cut back, as has happened to Spencer Ward in Buxton's Cavendish Hospital this year. Only the Liberal Democrats are honest enough to admit that providing the NHS we need will mean that we have to pay a bit more in tax to fund it.

If you want to help make Britain a fairer, more tolerant and more successful society, please join us. We are fighting to keep Britain in the EU which helps ensure a peaceful and prosperous future for us and our children. We are fighting to ensure proper, sustainable funding for the NHS. We are fighting homelessness and believe nobody should have to sleep rough.


The Constituency Party of the High Peak Liberal Democrats is managed by an Executive Committee which is elected annually. It manages the affairs of the party within the High Peak.

The Executive consists of a Constituency President, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Data Officer and Ordinary members. Meetings are held regularly. Please contact the secretary at secretary@highpeaklibdems.org.uk for more information.

We are one of the six counties which make up the East Midlands Region of the Liberal Democrats, which oversees matters such as the selection of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates.

In common with all constituencies of the Liberal Democrat Party we follow national policies which are voted on at conference, taking our lead from the party headquarters at Cowley Street in London.

Recent updates

  • Help Wanted
    Article: Apr 20, 2018
    By Neil Oakman

    Leaflets for the Donington, Quadring and Gosberton by-election have arrived. Who's up for helping with distribution this weekend or next week?

    Contact Neil Oakman

    Neil@southlincslibdems.org.uk

  • Legal Aid
    Article: Apr 20, 2018
    By Antony Hook in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Imagine you are charged with a criminal offence. It has the potential to result in loss of your freedom, reputation, job, family, custody of your children and so on. You will want a trained professional to help you. Someone to explain to you the law that applies to the offence, what the state needs to prove against you and what defences may be available. Someone to scrutinise the evidence against you objectively and assist you in presenting your defence. Someone to protect you from any abuses of power by the state's police or prosecutors. And if you are guilty, someone to help you explain to the court any good reasons for a measure of leniency that might apply before you are punished.

  • VInce Cable
    Article: Apr 20, 2018
    In BBC

    People should be "empowered" to sell their own data if they want to, to share in the profits of technological advances, Sir Vince Cable has said.

    The Liberal Democrat leader said data was "the new oil" yet people were happy to give it up for free.

    He also said regulators should consider breaking up tech giants like Facebook and Amazon and that an independent standards body should monitor content.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Apr 19, 2018

    British jobs should be protected, following a vote in the House of Lords. Liberal Democrats helped defeat the Government and voted to keep Britain in a European Customs Union, which is key to Britain's future prosperity.

    An amendment on the customs union (supported by the Liberal Democrats and some Crossbenchers, Labour and Conservative peers) was passed by 348 votes to 225.

  • Ruth Skelton
    Article: Apr 19, 2018
    By Alison Rouse

    The leader of the Liberal Democrat Party in Derby said she is extremely concerned about the way Derby City Council is currently being run under the ruling Labour group and has vowed to help bring about change.

    Ruth Skelton, who is standing for re-election in *Blagreaves Ward said her members are hearing the same message as they knock on doors throughout the city during the lead up to the local council elections on Thursday, May 3.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2018
    By Alison Rouse

    Green Liberal Democrat Conference 2018
    Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University on 19th May 2018
    30th Birthday Bash

    The Green Liberal Democrats - celebrate their 30th Birthday this year! The Party`s environmental pressure group wants to welcome as many friends from Nottingham and the wider East Midlands area as can get to our birthday celebrations!

  • Nick Clegg
    Article: Apr 19, 2018
    By Nick Clegg

    Are we living in an Age of Rage? On the first episode of ANGER MANAGEMENT WITH NICK CLEGG, the former deputy prime minister talks to Nigel Farage, former Ukip leader and one of the most divisive figures in British political history. A wave of populist anger carried the EU referendum for the Leave side - but what happens now?

  • Jo Swinson (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Apr 19, 2018
    By Caron Lindsay in Liberal Democrat Voice

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    There was an urgent question in the House of Commons today about the Gender Pay Gap. Harriet Harman asked the Government what it was doing to close the gender pay gap after companies with more than 250 employees were required to report for the first time.

    The minister Victoria Atkins was very supportive of the legislation. If you didn't know better, you might be inclined to think that the Tories had introduced it:

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Apr 18, 2018

    In Tuesday's debate on the Syrian airstrikes, Vince raised three questions. Here is his speech in full, complete with interventions.

    My approach to this question was well captured by some of the independent-minded Labour Back Benchers yesterday, and particularly by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) when she said "If only the Prime Minister had asked it of me, I would have been inclined to support her." The Prime Minister did not ask, and as a result she missed a significant opportunity to build consensus in this place and support in the country. She has clearly received other advice.

  • Document: Apr 17, 2018
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  • Document: Apr 17, 2018
  • Layla Moran
    Article: Apr 17, 2018
    By Ben Quinn in The Guardian

    Parliamentarians share a stage to ask for voters of Britain to be given a say on final Brexit deal

    A major push for a "people's vote" on the final Brexit deal between Britain and the EU has been launched by MPs, celebrities and business leaders. A cross-party lineup of MPs took to the stage at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, north London, on Sunday. They have been at pains to avoid the term "second referendum".