About us

Thank you for visiting the website of the High Peak Labour Party

High Peak Constituency Labour Party is a local organization of the Labour Party. We campaign to promote Labour candidates and Labour policies in our local area and beyond.

We believe that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few. Where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.

At our meetings we discuss national and local policy issues, hear reports from our Labour Councillors. We also plan our campaigns and other activities.

We are a democratic organisation whose policies are set by its members. Party officers are accountable to the members through regular meetings attended by delegates.

Delegates can come from Labour Party Branches, Affiliated Trades Unions or other Affiliated Organizations such as the Co-operative Party.

In High Peak (as in many constituencies) our Labour Party Branches follow geographical boundaries aligned with the council electoral wards and you can find out more details on our branches page by clicking here.

Most members join the Labour Party as members of their local Branch or Ward. Branches hold regular monthly meetings to discuss policy and hear reports from their delegates.

If you live in the High Peak and join the party through the Labour Party’s national head office – ie on the website or by phone – or if you are already a member and move into the area and inform the Party of your change of address – then your local Branch should be informed by Head Office, and you should begin to receive invitations to your local meetings. Alternatively you can contact us directly by clicking here.

We believe the current Conservative Government is making the wrong cuts at the wrong time. The cuts are impacting more on the most vulnerable. There is an alternative, both locally and nationally. Why not join us and campaign with us for a fairer strategy to tackle these problems?

Members of the Party are also able to campaign for policies and people within the Labour Party, for example electing the Leader of the Labour Party, or voting for members of the Labour Party National Executive Committee.

Labour has 17 Labour Councillors on High Peak Borough Council, and is the main opposition group – you can view details of local councillor’s by clicking here.

In the Derbyshire County Council elections in May 2013, Labour Councillors were elected in the Glossop and Charlesworth Division, and the Buxton West Division and re-elected in the Etherow Division, you can view more details on local county councillors by clicking here and details about the County Party by clicking here

If you know about issues that should concern local people, or if you want to suggest improvements to the website, Get in touch via the Get in touch page.