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"Recent updates from the East Suffolk Liberal Democrats
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Article: Oct 24, 2021By James Sandbach
The weekend has seen more calls from medical professionals for some additional restrictions to be put in place in light of the continuing increase in cases and growing concerns about pressure on the NHS which with the winter still to come. For example Dr Katherine Henderson, the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said emergency departments in the UK are in a "terrible place".
Article: Oct 14, 2021
With COP just weeks away, the Prime Minister has been urging countries to announce meaningful cuts to emissions.
But his speech hides something entirely different. His Government are failing to make progress on cutting emissions and are instead going backwards.
1. Tree planting humiliation
In the 2019 election the Conservatives promised to plant 30,000 hectares of trees a year by 2024. But rather than increasing they're actually going backwards.
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).
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.
Article: Mar 15, 2021By 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".
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Our Annual General Meeting will be held on November 27th, 2021 at Saxmundham Market Hall.
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 email@example.com or by telephone on 07545 423837.
Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)
Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT
Woodbridge Lib Dem Pint
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