Derbyshire's Conservatives launch their manifesto for the Derbyshire County Council May elections
THE county's Conservatives have launched the 15-page manifesto which they hope will help them maintain control of Derbyshire County Council after the May local elections.
The Tory group – including Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin – was in Matlock on Friday for the event.
The council is currently under Conservative control following the 2009 elections, when the party won the county from Labour after 28 years of trying.
Andrew Lewer, Tory group leader, said: "We offer Derbyshire people a competent and capable team with moderate but progressive ideas – this manifesto highlights some of those ideas.
"It is not simply a list of the services we provide – we are committed to those services and will protect them but also reshape them to withstand the pressures they will face in the years ahead."
For more on this story, see Saturday's Derby Telegraph or visit www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk on the same day.