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EAST SUFFOLK LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PRIORITIES FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

PROTECT THE PLANET, PEACE & FIGHT POVERTY

Lib Dem Leadership Contest

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Deadline for receipt of ballot papers (close of ballot)

26th August 2020

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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.

These 2019 campaigns would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our members and supporters to whom we are largely dependent. To everyone who 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.

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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.

  • Caregiver - St John of God Hauora Trust CC BY-SA 4.0 (* CC BY-SA 4.0 * File:St John of God Hauora Trust.jpg)
    Article: Jul 28, 2020

    One year ago Boris Johnson pledged to fix the social care crisis

    A year later and with over 22,000 Covid-19 deaths* in the community and care homes we still await his 'oven ready' detailed plan

    Including social care among a string of domestic pledges, Johnson said at the time "My job is to protect you or your parents or grandparents from the fear of having to sell your home to pay for the cost of care. And so I am announcing on the steps of Downing Street that we will fix the crisis in social care once and for all with a clear plan we have prepared to give every older person the dignity and security they deserve."

  • brak (Thanks to Rocco Dipoppa for sharing their work on Unsplash.)
    Article: Jul 21, 2020

    British Retail Consortium (BRC) warns shoppers face higher prices if no EU trade deal

    "Government must put consumers first and agree a deal that avoids tariffs and minimises the impact of non-tariff barriers" says BRC Director

    Reuters Business News report that the retail industry have urged UK and European negotiators to reach a post-Brexit trade deal, warning that without tariff-free trade, consumers face higher prices from next year.

  • Leadership Contenders Layla Moran MP & Ed Davey MP
    Article: Jul 19, 2020

    Ed Davey and Layla Moran are the two candidates to be our next Liberal Democrat leader.

    Ballots will go out in a few weeks time - on Thursday 30th July.

    The two candidates will now face questioning from members across the globe in a series of hustings that will test their skills and help you decide which one is the right candidate to lead our party. You can see all of the planned hustings here: www.libdems.org.uk/hustings

  • Nuclear Power (Creative Commons Hendrik Tammen (Enricopedia))
    Article: Jul 15, 2020

    Liberal Democrat, Green & Independent group motion to Suffolk County Council called for the council to oppose the plans by EDF Energy to develop Sizewell C

    The Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent group on Suffolk County Council took the opportunity to ensure that the Sizewell C planning application was debated in full Council and presented a motion to last Thursday's Council meeting. The motion calling for the council to oppose the plans by EDF Energy to develop Sizewell C, and set up a cross-party task group to consider whether the authority should support the principle of nuclear energy at all was defeated by the combined forces of the ruling Conservatives and the Labour members.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2020

    FOCUS on POVERTY IN BRITAIN

    2,483 children under 16 admitted to hospital this year with MALNUTRITION reports Layla Moran MP

    Lib Dem leadership candidate Layla Moran MP has collated this 'shocking' data on hospital admissions from 50 English hospital trusts in a FoI request.

    Almost 2,500 children have been admitted to hospital with malnutrition in the first six months of the year - double the number over the same period last year - prompting fresh concern that families are struggling to afford to feed themselves and that the pandemic has intensified the problem.

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 & District Lib Dem Pint

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

WEDNESDAY 'PINTS' CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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