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to build a fair, free and open society, balancing the values of liberty, equality and community in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity..

EAST SUFFOLK LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PRIORITIES FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

THE PLANET, PEACE, PEOPLE & POVERTY

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"South-east Australia is on fire. Why? Because the temperatures of the Earth are increasing. We have been putting things off year after year. We've been raising targets, saying 'oh well, if we do it in the next 20 years …' the moment of crisis has come." Sir David Attenborough. January 2020


THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ARE LARGELY DEPENDENT UPON OUR MEMBERS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT - Please help us to campaign for a fairer, open and equal UK.

Fighting Brexit and the 2019 local, European and General Elections have been very expensive and have stretched our resources to the limit. In 2020 we have the Police & Crime Commissioner elections and in 2021 the Suffolk County Council election campaign.

The Party gained significant support across the political divide in 2019 and successfully campaigned for the local District and European Parliament elections gaining hundreds of seats across the country. In December we had General Election campaigns in three constituencies. These campaigns would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our members and supporters to whom we are largely dependent. To everyone who has donated in 2019, we say a big thank you. Campaigning, however doesn't stop with these elections and we continue to look to our members and supporters to help fund our party.

Your donation will help fund our local campaigns.

You can find the donation link here

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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.

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    Article: Jan 27, 2020

    The Brexit coin to mark leaving our friends, herald in a less secure world, isolation and economic instability

    10 million new 50 pence coins will be minted to mark the country's departure from the European Union, which bears the inscription "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations" and the Brexit date of 31 January 2020.

  • Holocaust Mem Day
    Article: Jan 26, 2020

    THE WORLD MUST NEVER FORGET

    Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD, 27 January) is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in The Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

    Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Here you can find different ways to get involved in this landmark anniversary and explore the theme for HMD 2020: Stand Together.

  • Brexit graphic
    Article: Jan 23, 2020

    Lib Dems child refugee lobbying campaign fails as Tories push through the EU Withdrawal Bill

    The Brexit divorce agreement renegotiated by Johnson's government with Brussels, and approved by EU national leaders, finally passed its 3rd Reading in the Commons and now needs Royal assent and ratification by the European Parliament before it becomes law and a EU Treaty. MEPs are due to debate and vote on the deal next week (January 29) and are expected to pass it.

  • Lib Dem Leadership ()
    Article: Jan 22, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats have agreed the timetable to elect the next leader of the Liberal Democrats

    At a meeting of the party's Federal Board in London last weekend, the Party agreed to open nominations for candidates on the 11th of May and close them on the 28th of May.

    The ballot will then open to members on the 18th of June and close on the 15th of July, after which the party will announce the next leader.

    In the meantime, Ed Davey MP and new Party President Mark Pack will continue as joint acting leaders of the Liberal Democrats.

    Speaking after the meeting, Liberal Democrat Party President Mark Pack said:

    "I want first to thank Jo Swinson for her determined leadership of the Liberal Democrats.

    "The Liberal Democrats are the home for everyone who shares our vision of an outward-looking, caring country that celebrates diversity and benefits from high-quality public services.

    "With our party membership at record levels, I urge everyone else who shares our values to join us in the coming days and vote in the leadership election."

  • Article: Jan 17, 2020

    Moraene Roberts (1953-2020)

    In the last week, a women who few in the East of England will have known died. Moraene Roberts was a poet and campaigner for human rights and her lived experience of poverty and disability informed her unique voice which made an indelible impression on people of all walks of life.

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

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

Halesworth and Framlingham area members have held their initial meeting and will plan for further sessions to be 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

Saturday 15th February 2020 - 9am-11am

Lib Dem Pint

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

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

WEDNESDAY 19th February 2020 from 7.00 pm onwards

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