Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper MP congratulated Cllr Caitlin Bisknell on her election as Leader of the High Peak Borough Council.
She also congratulated the Labour Group on forming a minority administration.
“The scale of Labour successes has been grossly under reported”, Ms Cooper told to a packed fund-raiser.
“People are realising that although the deficit must be addressed, it is not necessary to cut services so fast and so hard. You have achieved a very good result here in the High Peak and Labour councillors are now in the frontline in many councils across the country.”
Cllr Bisknell, agreed, saying, “It will be up to Labour councillors to listen to people affected by the cuts implemented by this coalition government.
“We will do what we can to minimise those effects wherever possible.”