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Demand Better

Recent updates from the East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

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  • Karl Reine skolegutt.jpg CCBY-SA4.0 A six year old boy with Downs Syndrome on his first day at school (Share-ALIKE 4.0 Int CC By-SA 4.0)
    Article: Apr 18, 2019

    93% OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES FACE GOVERNMENT SHORTFALL IN FUNDING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS.

    TORIES CONDEMNED FOR SLASHING LOCAL SPECIAL NEEDS BUDGET BY £615 per pupil

    Data published today by the National Education Union reveals that 93% of local authorities across England have faced a funding shortfall for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This has resulted in losses of invaluable support staff, increased waiting times for SEN assessments and cuts to specialist provision.

  • Tom Brake
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    BRITAIN SHOULD BE A LEADER IN EUROPE, NOT A LEAVER says Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake MP

    The local election campaign is in full swing and we should keep concentrating on that but the country is unable to park Brexit for its duration whilst the current crisis continues.

    Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake has made an invaluable contribution to the Party's campaign on Brexit and to the thinking as a pro-European and internationalist political party. We are happy to reproduce this for our readers.

  • New ES Wards (Boundary Commission for England)
    Article: Apr 12, 2019

    East Suffolk District Council Wards & Candidates A-W

    The campaign to ensure that the newly formed East Suffolk District Council is not a repeat of the one party monopoly that previously dominated the Suffolk Coastal Council, is well underway. The postal votes have been delivered and decisions are being made about which candidate or candidates to support for the District, Town and Parish Councils. Naturally, we hope that there will be a change of power and direction with progressive voices leading the way to a better balanced Council willing to listen, consult and involve residents in future developments and major plans.

  • By-election celebration
    Article: Apr 9, 2019

    Congratulations to all our new Town and Parish Councillors

    Town and Parish Councils rarely attract the limelight and attention of higher authorities.

    It is nevertheless always sad to see so many local Town and Parish Councils unable to find individuals willing to put themselves forward for public office. In Suffolk we are not exempt from this situation and the consequences are that many local Councils have to function with vacancies. With fewer pairs of eyes and ears to scrutinise local plans and developments, decisions taken at a higher level may fall short for want of a voice on the ground.

  • Lib dems Demand Better (Lib Dems)
    Article: Apr 3, 2019

    Campaign for the East Suffolk District Council

    East Suffolk Liberal Democrats Launch their Election Campaign

    On Thursday May 2nd voters have the chance to help form a new District Council following the merger between the Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Councils.

    It is a chance to acheive a far better balanced Council with all 55 Councillors playing a full part in helping make the decisions in the best interests of their electors and all residents across the 29 massively enlarged electoral Wards.

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 caroline.page@suffolk.gov.uk 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 April from 9am - 11am

Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

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

Wednesday 17th April, 7 p.m. onwards

Ballot Box

East Suffolk District, Town and Parish Council Elections

Thursday 2nd May 2019 7am - 10pm

THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ARE LARGELY DEPENDENT UPON ITS MEMBERS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Please donate to East Suffolk Liberal Democrats, to help us to undertake activities such as running this website, campaigning in elections and printing Focus leaflets.

The Party is currently planning the campaign for the next District Council elections on May 2nd 2019. We are largely dependent upon our members and supporters for the funds to fight these elections. The more funds that we have available, the more effective we can be.

You can find the donation link here.

Thank you

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