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Colour rosette Vince Cable Liberal democrats Norman Lamb at LD Conference 2017 Exit from Brexit

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  • Andrew Turner (East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Sep 21, 2018

    LIB DEMS retain second place with 40% of the vote in the WENHASTON & WESTLETON BY-election

    ANDREW TURNER misses out by 91

    Congratulations to Andrew Turner and his team of supporters for achieving a fine result in what was a very short election campaign conveniently timed to take place during the Lib Dem Party Conference at Brighton.

  • David Beavan speaks to Brighton Conference (East Suffolk Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Sep 20, 2018


    It was a busy week for new Lib Dem Councillor David Beavan. On Monday he summated an amendment to the Party's debate at the Brighton Conference on Affordable Homes and raised the issue for which he has campaigned long and hard -the closure of the tax loophole on second homes. On Tuesday he was back in the Waveney Council Chamber to speak up against the plans for the St Felix School site in Reydon, near Southwold and add his support to the Campaign Group RAGE who are attempting to stop the sale of school land to allow 69 houses to be built.

  • Tom Brake, Lib Dem spokesperson for Europe, addresses the crowd
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    The Emergency Motion on Europe be debated on Monday 15th September at 10am which we were unable to preview earlier has now been published.

    In view of its significance and wide scale interest we are publishing it in full as follows:

    F24 Europe Motion: Stopping Brexit

    Proposer: Summation: Submitted by: Rt Hon Tom Brake MP (Spokesperson on Brexit and International Trade) Wera Hobhouse MP (Spokesperson on Communities and Local Government) 14 Party Members

  • 2018 Conference cover
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    Annual Conference - Brighton 15-18 September 2018 Liberal Democrats - DEMAND BETTER

    In the final part of the Federal Conference preview, we take a look at the programme and agenda for the events at Brighton on Tuesday.

    DAY FOUR - TUESday 18th September

    Last day at Conference, bags are packed, hotels and B&Bs are vacated and everyone prepares for a short agenda culminating in Vince's speech before setting off for home.

  • HGV lorries are banned from driving through Yalding
    Article: Sep 10, 2018

    Councils need tougher powers to deal with heavy haulage road rogues.

    Tough new powers are needed for town halls to tackle lorry drivers who ignore weight restrictions, bringing chaos to the nation's villages and roads, local Liberal Democrats are saying.

    Lorries of a certain weight, height or width are banned from many minor roads but the police, whilst doing all they can, do not always have the resources to enforce the restrictions.

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 or by telephone on 07545 423837.

Caroline Page

Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)

Saturday 20th October, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT

Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

Wednesday 17th October, 7 p.m. onwards The Old Mariner, 26 New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX

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