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EAST SUFFOLK LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PRIORITIES FOR 2021 AND BEYOND

PROTECT THE PLANET, PEACE & FIGHT POVERTY

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Fighting Brexit and the three 2019 Elections have been very expensive and have stretched our resources to the limit. In 2021 we will now have the postponed Police & Crime Commissioner elections and the Suffolk County Council election campaign in May.

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"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

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.

  • File:Joe_Biden_official_portrait_2013_cropped.jpg File:Senator_Harris_official_senate_portrait.jpg
    Article: Jan 20, 2021

    The inauguration of the 46th US President

    As fellow democrats we congratulate you and send our best wishes in your desire for unity, equality and peace, your wish to rejoin the international community and in the global fight to save the planet.

    'Historically important day for humanity, decency and democracy'

  • Get a postal vote
    Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Voting safely in this year's elections

    East Suffolk residents will go to the polls to have their say on who they want to represent them at Suffolk County Council and as the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 6 May 2021. In some Wards voters will also have a chance to vote in outstanding by-elections for vacant seats on the East Duffolk District Council. East Suffolk currently has a total of 26 of the available 75 Suffolk County Council seats.

    East Suffolk Council is preparing to help residents stay safe when casting their votes in next year's local elections. Registered voters have the option to vote by post or by proxy and electors who are not registered as postal voters can apply now if they would like to vote in this way.

    Anyone can apply to vote by post. You don't need to give a reason.

    To download a form for a postal vote

    Postal vote application form (England, Scotland and Wales)

    Electoral Registration Officer for East Suffolk Council said: "The elections next year are very important and an opportunity for residents to have a say on who represents them on issues that directly affect day-to-day life in East Suffolk.

    "Regardless of how you choose to cast your vote in May, you will be able to do so safely. We are already preparing for this in line with the current guidelines, which means that you can expect many of the same measures you've become used to in the shops over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face coverings. However, should the guidelines change prior to the elections, we are prepared to take the necessary steps to meet these.

    "There is also an option to vote by post or by proxy and we are currently contacting some members in our communities to highlight the option to vote by post. Any electors who are not registered as postal voters can also apply now if they would like to vote in this way."

    Further information on elections, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy can be found here.

    Local Electoral Registration Officer contact addresses for completed postal vote applications

    Electoral Services

    East Suffolk Council

    East Suffolk House

    Riduna Park, Station Road

    Melton, Woodbridge

    IP12 1RT

    Electoral Services

    East Suffolk Council

    2 Canning Road

    Lowestoft

    NR33 0EQ

    Sources:

    Gov.UK

    East Suffolk Communications Team - December 2020

  • John Mercer LD East Suffolk (John Mercer East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Jan 14, 2021

    All change for the Liberal Democrats in the east for 2021

    Liberal Democrats internal elections have now been concluded and the results have produced a number of changes in the leadership of the party in Suffolk and the East.

    East Suffolk Liberal Democrats, embracing the former Suffolk Coastal and Waveney parties have elected John Mercer as their new Chair for 2021. John was former local party Secretary.

  • JAMES SANDBACH ESLD (EAST SUFFOLK Lib Dems)
    Article: Jan 6, 2021

    Suffolk Lib Dems select James Sandbach to contest Police & Crime Commissioner election in May

    Justice campaigner and former Parliamentary Candidate James Sandbach has been selected as the Liberal Democrats' candidate for the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner election in Suffolk.

    James is well known in East Suffolk having has been involved in Suffolk politics for several years having been the Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate in Suffolk Coastal (2015 and 2017) and Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (2019). James lives in Saxmundham where he is Town Councillor.

  • bmfp (Photo by Marcin Nowak on Unsplash)
    Article: Dec 30, 2020

    A You Gov poll today appears to give an overwhelming thumbs-down to the Brexit trade deal, just 17 per cent saying they think it will be "good" for the country.

    Even among Leave voters, only 27 per cent told a survey that the deal was a success - and only one in three Conservative supporters said it was. This contrasts somewhat with the Prime Ministers claim it is a fantastic deal

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.

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

Halesworth and Framlingham area members social and political events are 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 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

CAMPAIGN FOR PR - FAIR VOTES MATTER (FAIR VOTES MATTER CAMPAIGN)

only 36% of the electorate are represented by an MP they voted for ......(GE 2019)

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