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Recent updates from the East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

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  • Caroline Page
    Article: Jun 24, 2019

    Be a Councillor Campaign

    The equal participation of women and men in local politics, as our elected councillors and as our leaders, is an important condition for effective democracy and good governance. The Be a Councillor Campaign is based on the belief that local authorities, and political parties and groups, can do the best for their communities when they truly represent their place. Today, none of the combined authority mayors are female, and overall -, they make up only a fifth of political leaders, and a third of local authority chief executives - despite 76 per cent of employees in the local government workforce being female.

  • Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson [Boris Johnson]
    Article: Jun 18, 2019


    By Jon James

    With little sign that any of the Tory candidates for PM have any more idea of how to resolve the destructive, self inflicted trauma that is Brexit than the retiring incumbent, the public is forced to sit on the sidelines as the tories indulge in their own internecine warfare to choose a new Leader.

  • Chuka Umunna (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (]
    Article: Jun 14, 2019

    Chuka joins the lib dems

    Chuka Umunna, the Streatham MP has formally joined the Liberal Democrats after switching from the Labour Party to form a new political group. His decision is a most welcome one and the Party will be hoping that with a need to continue strengthening and uniting the anti Brexit forces to counter the worst that a new Brexit Government will do under a No Deal PM, Chuka's arrival will encourage other passionate internationalists with Liberal values to follow. The Liberal Democrats will not be too hard on Chukka for his past utterances about the Lib Dems in a Coalition Government as they were shared by some members and ex members and the Party has many current former members of the old parties who left to join the SDP. The current PPC for Streatham Helen Thompson has publicly welcomed Chuka's decision which is a good sign that there will be a positive response locally

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    the election for the leader of the liberal Democrats party

    Liberal Democrat members, (and there are now over 105,000 since the beginning of May) now have the opportunity to elect a new Leader following the decision by Sir Vince Cable to step down.

    The two nominated candidates Ed Davey and Jo Swinson are engaged in a a series of campaign events and hustings meetings up and down the UK.

  • Official portrait of Norman Lamb
    Article: Jun 10, 2019

    Congratulations Sir Norman Lamb M.P.

    North Norfolk Liberal Democrat MP, Norman Lamb has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours announced on Friday, June 7

    Currently chair of the science and technology select committee, Norman Lamb was the Party's Health Minister under the Coalition Government and championed the cause of mental health and getting parity with physical health, a cause he is "passionate" about.

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

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 20th July from 9am - 11am

Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

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

Wednesday 17th July 7 p.m. onwards

Felixstowe Lib Dem Pint

Branch Summer Events ( Contact the Branch for further details)

Saturday 6th July 2019 - Strawberry Tea

Sunday 15th September 2019 - BBQ


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