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To build a fair, free and an 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

PROTECT THE PLANET, PEACE, PEOPLE & FIGHT POVERTY

Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives NHS Coronavirus information


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 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.

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.

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.

  • Coronovirus Update Spelthorne Liberal Democrats (Image by Vektor Kunst from Pixabay)
    Article: Mar 17, 2020

    Workers will get statutory sick pay from the first day off work, not the fourth, to help contain coronavirus, says PM but the UK's SSP is lagging "well behind" other European countries.

    Today the Chancellor announced significant levels of financial support to businesses to get them through the Coronavirus outbreak. Business rate relief and small grants are welcome, as are loans which will need to be paid back with interest.

  • UK Government coronavirus poster
    Article: Mar 15, 2020

    Whilst the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Suffolk is currently small, the situation is rapidly evolving and changing by the day.

    The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are prepared to deal with new infectious diseases and the NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public. In Suffolk a number of GP surgeries are now closed and are operating a triage service where the GP will call patients back.

  • Cross on ballot
    Article: Mar 13, 2020

    UK local elections should be delayed says Electoral Commission

    Police & Crime Commissioner only poll in East Suffolk.

    LATEST: Police & Crime Commissioner elections postponed until May 2021 -

    Acting Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey said the move to delay the polls was the "right decision".

    But he added it was "not clear" why the government had opted for a year-long delay, rather than postpone until the autumn as the Electoral Commission recommended.

  • Lib Dems Spring Conference Your 12th 15th March 2020 (Lib Dems Spring Conference)
    Article: Mar 12, 2020

    Lib Dems cancel York Spring Conference

    Following careful consideration of the latest health advice and risks, the Liberal Democrats have decided last evening to cancel their Spring Conference planned for this coming weekend.

    In a joint statement, Party President Mark Pack, Chief Executive Mike Dixon and Federal Conference Committee Chair Geoff Payne said:

  • Brexit
    Article: Mar 6, 2020

    Tory government spent at least £4.4 billion on Brexit planning says Audit Office

    22,000 civil servants worked on Brexit, £92m wasted in NO Deal "losses" paid to ferry companies & Eurotunnel, all before the actual leaving costs kick in.

    In the first detailed estimate of the cost of Brexit, the National Audit Office (NAO) says the Britain's government spent at least 4.4 billion pounds of taxpayers' money on preparations to leave the European Union. The NAO said that most of the money was spent on staff costs, building new infrastructure and paying for external advice.

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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