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Tories hold Leiston. Liberal Democrat vote share doubles on lower turnout.

See related article for full result.

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  • Orange flag white
    Article: May 18, 2018

    The Conservatives hold the Leiston seat whilst the Lib Dem vote share doubles

    Result of the Leiston Ward By Election (SCDC) held on Thursday 17th May was as follows:

    BETSON, SAMMY (INDEPENDENT) 293

    CASAGRANDE, FREDA (LABOUR) 336

    EWART, JULES (LIBERAL DEMOCRAT) 213 (14.7%) +7%

    GEATER, SUSAN (CONSERVATIVE) 612 Elected

  • Vote today
    Article: May 17, 2018

    Leiston By-Election - Thursday 17th May 2018

    VOTE FOR CHANGE

    VOTE JULES EWART

    VOTE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

    Polling stations open from 7am -10pm

    Leiston Long Shop Museum ( The Garratt Room)

    Leiston Community Centre

    Middleton Village Hall

    Theberton Jubilee Village Hall

    Published and promoted by Jon James on behalf of Julia Ewart (Liberal Democrats) both at Tree Cottage, Mill Green, Parham IP13 9NH

  • Suffolk Coastal - Vote Lib Dem
    Article: May 16, 2018

    THE LEISTON BY-ELECTION

    Thursday 17th May 2018

    Polling stations open from 7am until 10pm at

    Leiston Long Shop Museum (The Garratt Room) & Leiston Community Centre

    Middleton Village Hall

    Theberton Jubilee Village Hall

    This is a four way all women contest for Suffolk Coastal District Council

    The Liberal Democrat Candidate is Jules Ewart.

  • MH Awareness week
    Article: May 13, 2018

    Mental Health Awareness Week Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. This year for Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), we're focusing on stress.

    Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

    By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health.

  • Europe Day in the EU - a celebration of peace & unity
    Article: May 9, 2018

    Today, the 9th of May, is Europe Day, celebrating peace and unity across Europe.

    • "World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it."
      The Schuman Declaration - 9 May 1950
    • "There will be no peace in Europe if the States rebuild themselves on the basis of national sovereignty, with its implications of prestige politics and economic protection…."

      Jean Monnet 1888-1979

    • "The European Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace. John Bruton 1947-

    • Finally on Brexit and UK leaving the EU

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Southwold & Reydon meet for a Lib Dem Pint at the Southwold Sailing Club starting in May 2018

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 caroline.page@suffolk.gov.uk or by telephone on 07545 423837.


Caroline Page

Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)

Saturday 19th May 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT

Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

Wednesday 16th May, 7 p.m. onwards The Old Mariner, 26 New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX


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