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  • Credit Union
    Article: Sep 30, 2019
    By Maggie Kellman

    Since its launch in 1998 Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Credit Union have gone from strength to strength, starting with less than 100 members they now have more than 5,000.

    Cllr Emily Coy popped in to congratulate the manager Alan Ward and learn more about the non-profit making financial organisation set up by members to benefit the community.

  • Emily Coy, Chesterfield
    Article: Sep 28, 2019
    By Emily Coy

    Chesterfield Lib Dem spokesperson Emily Coy said: "A new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies demonstrates that Boris Johnson is only interested in helping the already wealthy. His real agenda, including Brexit, is to line the pockets of the rich and disadvantage ordinary working people".

    Responding to new analysis published on Friday by the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, suggesting Boris Johnson's proposed raising of the Higher Rate income tax threshold from £50,000 to £80,000 would cost more than £8 billion annually and mostly benefit those on high incomes, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Ed Davey said:

  • Emily Coy- PPC Selectkln
    Article: Nov 28, 2018
    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.

  • Tom On The NHS
    Article: Jun 8, 2017
  • Tom On Schools
    Article: Jun 8, 2017
  • 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 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.

  • Article: Dec 18, 2016

    Cllr Alexis Diouf, Chesterfield Libdem council group leader, has condemned Labour's financial failure in Chesterfield saying:

    "The costs of making proposed changes to Chesterfield Town Hall have already soared by over 300% even though no work at all has yet been done.

    The original estimate of costs was £850,000 but that has now skyrocketed to a massive £2.74m before any work has even started.