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Chesterfield Liberal Democrats
Local News and Updates

  • Tom On The NHS
    Article: Jun 8, 2017
  • Tom On Schools
    Article: Jun 8, 2017
  • Tom Waspi
    Article: May 27, 2017

    Liberal Democrats Chesterfield parliamentary candidate Tom Snowdon has given his backing to WASPI

    Tom Snowdon: "I pledge to support WASPI and to work in Parliment to find a solution for the women affected"

    You can find more about the WASPI campaign by clicking here

  • Dementia Tax
    Article: May 22, 2017

    85% of homes in Chesterfield could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax', research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Tom Snowdon has urged residents, irrespective of their party affiliation, to join a campaign to stop the Conservative social care plans which would saddle those with long-term illnesses with crippling care costs after their death.

  • Manifesto3
    Article: May 20, 2017

    Here is a summary of the popular, fully costed Liberal Democrat manifesto:

    For the full Liberal Democrat manifesto click here

    If you would like to support Tom Snowdon's Chesterfield Liberal Democrats campaign you can follow us on twitter @ChesterfieldLD, like at facebook.com/ChesterfieldLD or e-mail Tom.snowdon@chesterfieldlibdems.org.uk

  • Pensioners
    Article: May 13, 2017

    Tom Snowdon has said that 20,310 pensioners living in Chesterfield will receive at least an extra £772 per year under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans to protect the 'triple lock' for state pensions.

    Thanks to the triple lock guarantee, secured by the Liberal Democrats when they were in government, the basic state pension has risen in each year by whichever is the higher of earnings, prices or a rate of 2.5%. However, the Conservatives have refused to guarantee whether the triple lock will continue, raising fears it could be scrapped.

    The Liberal Democrats have committed this week to keeping the triple lock, meaning the state pension would be worth at least £137.15 a week by 2021, up from £122.30 in 2017, or an extra £772 a year.

    This would be paid for in part by restricting perks such as the winter fuel allowance so they are no longer paid to the wealthiest pensioners.

    Liberal Democrat spokesperson Tom Snowdon said:

    "Protecting the triple lock will mean an extra £772 a year by 2021 for over 20,000 people receiving the state pension in this constituency.

    "The Liberal Democrats are making a clear commitment to older people in Chesterfield, unlike the Conservatives who have repeatedly refused to give this guarantee.

    "The triple lock has succeeded in lifting thousands of pensioners out of poverty, but many are still struggling to get by.

    "An important test of a civilised society is the way in which it cares for the elderly. This commitment will ensure older people are able to meet their basic needs and that their living standards will be protected, especially with prices set to rise in the coming years."

  • Tom Snowdon GE217
    Article: May 11, 2017

    A member of the Liberal Democrats since 2001, Tom joined the party to campaign for Paul Holmes to be elected as MP for Chesterfield. For Tom the main issues in this General Election are increasing NHS funding, ensuring that pensions are protected, and making sure the UK gets the best possible deal when leaving the EU so that we don't damage the economy resulting in a major loss of jobs.

  • Tom Snowdon NHS
    Article: May 10, 2017

    Tom Snowdon announced that the Liberal Democrats would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign.

    The tax would raise an additional £105.2 million for Derbyshire, with £76 million for the NHS and £29.2 million for social care each year.

  • Derbyshire County Council
    Article: Apr 7, 2017

    Your Liberal Democrats Derbyshire County Council election candidates:

    Birdholme - Amanda Brassington

    Boythorpe & Brampton: Keith Falconer

    Brimington - Tony Rogers

    Loundsley Green & Newbold - Tom Snowdon

    Spire - Maggie Cannon

    St Mary's - Matthew Genn

    Staveley: Stephen Hartley

    Staveley North & Whittington: Barry Bingham

  • CH2
    Article: Mar 20, 2017

    Many of you will have seen the shocking news about the condition and state of the Old Magistrates Court just yards from the Borough Offices. It has now emerged that there has been rough sleeping, drinking, extensive vandalism and even hard and illegal drug use within the building. On a very basic level the vandalism has reached dreadful proportions with most windows smashed and the doors broken and open to the elements.