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  • Empty Homes
    Article: Jan 26, 2018

    Lib Dems call for real action to bring empty homes back into use.

    At a time when homelessness is on the rise it is a scandal that only one in 13 Councils in England and Wales (The Guardian 1st Jan 2018) are making use of the full powers* (gained in 2006) they have to bring empty homes back into use.

  • CHILD POVERTY LIGHT GREY
    Article: Jan 24, 2018

    MORE THAN HALF OF CHILDREN NOW LIVING IN POVERTY IN SOME PARTS OF THE UK*

    The End Child Poverty coalition has today published figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK.

    The new figures reveal that there are now constituencies within the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty - compared to one in ten, in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates.
    The figures also show that some of the most deprived areas of the UK have seen the biggest increases in child poverty since the coalition's last local child poverty figures for December 2015 and demonstrate the growing crisis of child poverty in the UK.
    As price rises risk pushing ever larger numbers of children below the poverty line, the coalition is calling on the Chancellor to end the freeze on children's benefits - currently in place until the end of the decade - so that families no longer see living standards squeezed as prices rise.

  • NHS STAFF
    Article: Jan 19, 2018

    NHS in crisis as winter demand increases pressure on staff

    Thousands of routine operations were cancelled earlier this month due to staff shortages and increased demand during the winter months. Whilst some of our local hospitals fared better than others, recent figures for ambulance delays and bed occupancy during the period to the end on 2017 provide further evidence that the NHS needs the extra cash. Across the UK more than 100,000 patients have had to wait this winter in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 mins due to overcrowding.

  • Nick Tyrone - 2017: A look at the year ahead of us
    Article: Dec 30, 2017

    Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats' trial book group comes to the end of its initial four-book run with a book published a year ago: Nick Tyrone's 2017: A look at the year ahead of us, of which the publisher writes:

    "2016 was a tumultuous year that changed the world. For many, it was a terrible twelve months, filled with celebrity deaths and unfortunate political results at the polls. For others, it was the year that the little guy struck back against the "establishment". 2017 reviews the year just gone and then looks at the year ahead of us, making predictions about what is to come. Along the way, Nick Tyrone will take us to Burnley and Norwich, Dublin and Venice, Brussels and Washington, talking to Leave voters on the Kentish coast and Beltway insiders about what Brexit and Trump will mean for the months directly ahead."

  • Happy Christmas!
    Article: Dec 22, 2017

    Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats wish you a very Happy Christmas, and Best Wishes for 2018.

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 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

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.


DATE FEB17

Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)

Saturday 17th February 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT

Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

Wednesday 21st February, 7 p.m. onwards

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


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