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Recent updates

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  • MS Week 18
    Article: Apr 22, 2018

    MS Awareness Week 23-29 April

    23-29 April 2018 is MS week, which is a chance for us all to do our bit to raise awareness and money to make sure no one has to fight MS alone.

    MS is a neurological life long condition which affects your brain, spinal chord and central nervous system. As a result MS can create many different symptoms, and is different for every patient

  • Barkerbus (chris sampson creative commons 2.0 generic)
    Article: Apr 18, 2018

    Flying in the face of widespread concern by parents, teachers and local communities across the county, Conservative Councillors used their overwhelming majority and denied members the chance to debate the final school transport proposals.

    The cross party opposition motion to give all members a chance to express an opinion prior to cabinet decision failed to receive support from the ruling party.

  • House with £ sign and person
    Article: Apr 11, 2018

    East Suffolk Lib Dem Campaigners expose second home tax avoidance loophole

    East Anglian Daily Times front page picks up the Lib Dems' campaign

    Local Tory MP says she 'is aware of issue and awaits representation from constituents' having failed to answer Lib Dem's letter.

    In East Suffolk where second home ownership is around a third of properties in coastal communities such as Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walberswick a homes loophole, which is said to be potentially costing councils millions in lost income, Lib Dems have called for a review and a change in the tax and registration arrangements for second homes.

  • one penny
    Article: Apr 6, 2018


    2018 World Health Day is all about Universal Health Coverage.

    Half of the world's people still struggle to get basic medical help, choosing between, food, shelter and life saving drugs. But in the UK we are incredibly lucky to have our NHS.

    That's why the Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £6 billion a year to protect the NHS, paid for by an extra penny on Income Tax.

  • EU security 2
    Article: Apr 3, 2018

    UK locks up more than any other EU country, according to a report.

    Only non EU member, Turkey had more prison inmates, with 192,627.

    The prison population has come under sharp focus in recent years as jails have been hit by surging levels of violence, self-harm and major disturbances. Penal reform groups have repeatedly highlighted overcrowding as a factor in declining standards behind bars.

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 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 21st April 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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Lib Dems

Southwold & Reydon Lib Dem Pint

Friday 4th May, 6 p.m. onwards Southwold Sailing Club, Southwold Harbour IP18 6TA


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