We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

to build a fair, free and open society, balancing the values of liberty, equality and community in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity..

EU Flag plus LD emblem (LIberal Democrats) Lib Dem Badge in Rainbow Flag MPs AND MEPs Lib Dems (Lib Dems .org) join us Barbara Gibson and euro candidates with Vince in Chelmsford () PEOPLES VOTE 2019 Jo Swinson 2018 Conference cover Europe United in Diversity logo


"We must become a kinder, friendlier, more loving country where we transform the economy to put people and planet first. We need to be the party that makes people for each other, not against each other..."

Jo Swinson Leader of the Uk Liberal Democrats


Recent updates from the East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

The opening lines of our five most recent articles are shown here. Click on the item heading in each case to view the full text.

  • 2019 Conference Agenda (
    Article: Sep 13, 2019

    Federal Conference of Liberal Democrats - Bournemouth 14th - 17th September 2019

    What's on Monday and Tuesday at Lib Dem Conference

    The decision by the Scottish Judges to declare that the Johnson Brexit Government's decision to Prorogue Parliament last Monday was unlawful, means that the Liberal Democrats will be able to take centre stage from Saturday to complete their Autumn Conference before the Supreme Court announces it decision on Tuesday.

  • 2019 Conference Agenda (
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    Emergency Motion on Europe be debated on Sunday 15th September which we were unable to preview earlier has now been published.

    Emergency Motion: Stop Brexit

    Mover: Tom Brake MP (Shadow Cabinet Member for Exiting the EU).

    Conference notes that:

    A. The Conservative Government have made a mess of Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party have been helping them to deliver this destructive Brexit.

  • James Sandbach Lib Dems PPC CSNI (East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    JAMES SANDBACH is Lib the DEMS prospective parliamentary candidate for CENTRAL Suffolk & NORTH IPSWICH

    James Sandbach is a Town Councillor for Saxmundham who stood for the Lib Dems in Suffolk Coastal in the last two General Elections, and has also been a Parliamentary candidate in Essex and London.

  • Bournemouth UK Finot Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic (Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic)
    Article: Sep 10, 2019

    Federal Conference of Liberal Democrats - 14th - 17th September 2019

    What's on Saturday and Sunday at Lib Dem Conference?

    As Boris Johnson pursues his 'Bullingdon Club' tactics, shuts down parliament and plots to avoid complying with the new No Deal Brexit law, Liberal Democrats will be beginning their four days in the spotlight and hopefully enjoying some sunshine. Already buoyed by stunning electoral successes and with six additional MP's since the last Conference plus 60,000 new members and supporters, the Party is ready present to the Country an alternative to chaos, a disintegrating Brexit Government and a Tory Party Leader and Prime Minister devoid of moral and parliamentary authority

  • Demand Better
    Article: Sep 9, 2019

    Roll back the cuts to Woodbridge & district's vital bus services 64 and 800

    You can read more and sign the petition here:

    At the beginning of September, First buses cut completely their hourly 800 park and ride extension which provided a fast service to central Ipswich from Woodbridge and Rendlesham.

    At the same time the company made significant changes to the the timetabling and route of their complementary 64 route: the buses no longer stop at the Woodbridge Peterhouse estate, and the last bus leaves Ipswich an hour earlier (at 17.50). Early-morning buses are also affected, as is hospital travel.

    First declare this is because these services were under-used. We, the passengers who use them, deny this. The services were both well-used and vital to many people with few or no transport choices. They were, however, under-advertised (the 800 did not even carry the Woodbridge -Rendlesham destinations on the six maps that were posted inside each bus).

    The impact of these cuts is immense. Timetable and route changes mean that workers are finding difficulties travelling to and from work. Disabled and elderly people, and young parents with buggies are having to walk up to 25 min to a stop. It is no longer possible for non-drivers to visit patients in Ipswich hospital in the evening.

    We ask that these cuts and changes be immediately reversed!

    Thanks to your support this petition has a chance at winning! We only need 150 more signatures to reach the next goal - can you help?

    Thankyou for signing this Petition

    Take the next step!


You are invited...

Want to discuss a political topic? Interested in the Liberal Democrats? Or would you just like to have a pleasant get-together with a drink and a chat (politics optional)? Please come along to an informal meet-up with members of our local groups & branches. All welcome - the more, the merrier. The Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint is held on the third Wednesday of the month, at The Old Mariner in Woodbridge.

Southwold & Reydon meet for a Lib Dem Pint at the Southwold Sailing Club

Felixstowe & Martlesham Branch hold regular social events which are advertised in Events

Halesworth members have held their initial meeting and will plan for further sessions to be advertised in Events

If you need help with Suffolk Services, or if you are concerned about local issues, do come along and talk to Caroline Page, Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Woodbridge, who holds a regular monthly surgery on the third Saturday of the month, at Woodbridge Library. (Please note that Caroline does not hold a surgery in August.) You can also contact Caroline by email on or by telephone on 07545 423837.

Caroline Page

Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)

Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT

Saturday 21st September from 9am - 11am Note: No Surgery in August)

Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

The Old Mariner, 26 New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX

Wednesday 18th September 7 p.m. onwards

Lib Dem Pint

Halesworth & District Lib Dem Pint

Further meetings

Confessions of a 'Spin Doctor' - 23rd October at the Angel In the Stables at 7.0.clock, wine and nibbles.


Framlingham & District members and Supporters meeting

check your emails for further information on future activities



If you haven't joined the Liberal Democrats yet - NOW is the moment to do so..


Please donate to East Suffolk Liberal Democrats, to help us to undertake activities such as running this website, campaigning in elections, getting our message across on social media and printing Focus leaflets. A General Election may be imminent and we need every pound you can spare to fight the Brexit Government who are set to take us to the cliff edge and a No Deal exit from our partnership with the Europe Union.

The Party has successfully campaigned for the local District and European Parliament elections gaining hundreds of seats across the country. This would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our members and supporters to whom we are largely dependent upon for funds. The more funds that we have available, the more effective we can be.

You can find the donation link here Donate Button 2

Thank you

Liberal Democrat news from outside East Suffolk Party