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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

Coronavirus Mental Health

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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.

  • UK Charities call for Covid-19 Emergency Scheme (Charities Covid-19 Coalition)
    Article: May 10, 2020

    Over 1.8 million people have applied for Universal Credit in recent weeks, and it is likely that more and more individuals and families are going to need to use food banks as the outbreak develops.

    A new coalition of charities, including the Trussell Trust, IFAN, Child Poverty Action Group, Children's Society, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, StepChange, and Turn2us, is urging the government to provide a Coronavirus Emergency Income Support Scheme to help the nation weather the storm of this pandemic.
    Read their joint letter to the Chancellor here.

  • Lupton's Tower, Eton College/photos/herrywiki/en:Creative_Commons (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:https://www.flickr.com/photos/herry/)
    Article: May 5, 2020

    Living in Poverty in Britain in 21st century

    The UK is the world's 11th most prosperous nation but the coronavirus will hit the poorest hardest.

    COVID-19 a trigger for profound change - "The unfairness will become transparent". says Eton College Head.

    'COVID-19 a trigger for profound change', and 'may well precipitate rapid social and economic transformation similar to that which followed two world wars' - 'because of mounting anger about inequality', Simon Henderson, headmaster of Eton College, reportedly told The Times newspaper. Henderson said that Eton will spend £100m over five years to help disadvantaged children in East Anglia, the Midlands and North.

  • ESuff electoral Boundary Commission for England (Boundary Commission for England)
    Article: May 4, 2020

    East Suffolk Council - Suffolk Coastal Local Plan

    Consultation on Main Modifications

    The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan is currently being examined by an Independent Planning Inspector, Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI. Following the public hearings which were held in August / September 2019, the Inspector has written to the Council advising what modifications are likely to be required in order for the plan to be found 'sound'.

  • GOV REG VOTE
    Article: Apr 29, 2020

    COVID-19 BRIEFINGS - THE PPE SPIN UNRAVELS

    On March 26th we published a piece on the Government's response to the Coronavirus pandemic. We were supportive of the Government decision to follow the science and accepted that the statement that the country held the required PPE stock but there were inevitable logistical problems in getting PPE to the front line. We also raised questions about the country's planning for the pandemic and underlined the importance of getting all front line staff full protection and safety equipment.

  • child poverty
    Article: Apr 28, 2020

    Living in Poverty in Britain in 21st century

    Access to the internet is neither universally available nor free. Covid-19 has highlighted the essential need to have access to the internet for home schooling support, access to benefits and credit and avoiding financial exclusion, not least for vulnerable low income groups.

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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