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"Recent updates from the East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

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  • James Sandbach outside Police Station
    Article: Apr 15, 2021

    A key message from my campaign in the PCC election is that the police need to be visible and accessible to the public.

    Following the Police Commissioner's reorganisation of the Suffolk Constabulary's estate over 2013-17, only 3 police stations in Suffolk have a public access point (Ipswich, Bury and Lowestfoft).

  • Daisy Cooper MP Deputy Leader of Lib Dems
    Article: Mar 22, 2021

    Lib Dems Manifesto for Suffolk Launch

    'Getting Suffolk back on its Feet - Reconnecting, Reviving & Regenerating Communities'

    Lib Dem Deputy Party Leader, Daisy Cooper MP* will join Suffolk Liberal Democrats on Monday March 22nd to speak to members and supporters before the virtual launch of their Manifesto for the County Council and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections on 6th May.

    Chair of Suffolk Liberal Democrats, Jon James said: "Since 2005 the Conservatives have run the County Council and in those 16 years there has been a lack of investment in critical public services and innovation and now the pandemic has added further damage to our local economy. We need to urgently repair and redress the imbalance in the support available to families who have disproportionately suffered economically, physically and mentally. Our care system is in crisis through a lack of funding and a joined-up approach between health and social care. The pandemic has shown up the paucity of the mental health provision and our children's education and young people's training has been disrupted. There are poor levels of connectivity and transport especially in rural areas and an ageing infrastructure needs rebuilding. We also need a fairer funding for our police service to achieve a safer Suffolk.

    The Suffolk Liberal Democrat Manifesto focuses on the need to reconnect with our communities boost our economy, respond to climate change and lead the recovery from Covid reversing years of failure to invest in Suffolk's public and police services.

    Despite the Government's decision to hold these elections during the lockdown with significant restrictions on campaigning and added costs the Party is looking to add to its seats at the elections on May 6th.

  • James Sandbach outside Suffolk Police HQ
    Article: Mar 15, 2021
    By James Sandbach

    James Sandbach's statement on protecting women's safety and the right of peaceful assembly.

    '"The weekend's events on Clapham Common, and what led to them have been disturbing on many levels' said James. "The Capital is if of course a different policing area, but many people I've spoken to in Suffolk share my grave concerns about the unacceptable and heavy-handed policing of the Sarah Everard vigil, its impact on confidence in the police, and the message it conveyed about society's response issues of gender violence, women's safety and the right to express public grief".

  • Article: Mar 14, 2021

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    MVM meets Prof. John Curtice

    Make Votes Matter are delighted to announce that renowned pollster and election expert Prof. John Curtice will be joining us to discuss the 2019 General Election and what it means for electoral reform.

    Every General Election, many of us wait with baited breath for 10pm and the release of the exit poll forecast from Prof. Curtice and his team. If you'd like to hear first-hand what he thinks about General Election 2019 and to ask him your questions, then join us on Thursday, 25 March at 6.30pm. Register here.

    This is open to anyone with an interest in electoral reform - so please share with anyone you think might be interested.

    Register for Prof. Curtice's talk

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  • Adam Robertson &Walberswick Baily Bridge (Chris Thomas Waveney LDs)
    Article: Mar 12, 2021

    Adam Robertson and Southwold District Councillor David Beavan are supporting alternatives to any proposed plans by Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Highways to shut down the Bailey Bridge between Southwold and Walberswick for essential maintenance during the Summer.

    'Clearly the Bailey Bridge needs to be refurbished due to severe corrosion', said Adam Robertson, 'but this needs to be done after the summer holidays when it is least disruptive to the tourist trade which both serve Southwold and Walberswick. This should not in July and August when restrictions are lifted on social distancing, and when tourists will come to visit both places and could be faced a very long drive around".

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 NORMALLY held on the third Wednesday of the month, at The Old Mariner in Woodbridge. During the Coronavirus outbreaks these meetings have been cancelled.

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

SURGERY CANCELLED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE CORONAVIRUS

Lib Dem Pint

Woodbridge Lib Dem Pint

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

WEDNESDAY 'PINTS' CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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