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About the district

At the heart of England and the National Forest, South Derbyshire has been the fastest growing district in Derbyshire for almost two decades.

People want to live and work in South Derbyshire. South Derbyshire is the home of Toyota's British car production site which exports 80 per cent of its vehicles to Europe.

At South Derbyshire District Council we are proud of our past and energised by our vision for the future. Our vision is to make South Derbyshire a healthier, more prosperous and safer place to live.


Information on South Derbyshire's population can be found in the 2011 Census District Profile


The council is made up of 36 locally elected councillors (19 Conservative, 17 Labour)), covering 17 wards. The council is currently conservative-led.

There are 50 parishes outside the urban area of Swadlincote, 33 administered by parish councils and 17 by parish meetings.

The Chairman of the Council is Councillor Patrick (Pat) Murray. He welcomes invitations to attend events held by local organisations. His nominated charities are yet to be confirmed.

Elections for District and Parish Councils were last held in May 2011. The names of candidates and results of uncontested elections have been published.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for South Derbyshire is Heather Wheeler (Conservative). She has been our MP since the General Election on 6 May 2010.

Council services

South Derbyshire District Council is part of the two-tier local government system for Derbyshire. Derbyshire has many parish councils and meetings, eight district councils and a county council.

Most services for South Derbyshire are divided between ourselves and the County Council. The main services provided by the County Council are education and learning, highways, roads and transport and health and social care.


You can view our gallery of South Derbyshire images and even contribute by joining our Flickr group, A Window on South Derbyshire

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