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Chesterfield Parliamentary Campaigner calls for permanent cut in local shop and business rates.

November 28, 2018 8:48 PM
By Matthew Genn

Chesterfield Liberal Democrats have selected local campaigner Emily Coy as their Parliamentary candidate.

Emily lives in Chesterfield and works as an accountant for a leading local firm.

Speaking at Chesterfield Liberal Democrat's AGM on Thursday night Emily said: "Chesterfield desperately needs investment to regenerate the town centre and make it a vibrant place that attracts visitors. This would bring money into the local economy and create a cycle of continuous improvement from which residents would benefit.

Liberal Democrat plans to replace Business Rates with a tax on Commercial Land would cut taxes for local shops and manufacturing businesses by 20%. That would be a huge and practical boost for local jobs and for our Town Centre.

Chesterfield is a terrific town on the edge of the beautiful Peak District and has so much to offer, yet Labour has allowed our town centre to decline. The Liberal Democrats have a long history of community campaigning and I intend to help Chesterfield grow and thrive by campaigning on local issues that matter to local people."

Paul Holmes, Chairman of Chesterfield Liberal Democrats and Member of Parliament for 9 years, said:

"Emily joined the Liberal Democrats in Chesterfield after the 2015 General Election. Since then she has worked hard in our campaigns for local people. Emily is everything Chesterfield needs in a community champion and an MP. Articulate, intelligent and hard-working, Emily is a team player who leads by example."

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Emily Coy- PPC Selectkln

Emily Coy, (third from left on the front row), at her selection meeting as the parliamentary candidate for Chesterfield Liberal Democrats.