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Articles are posted to this website in the relevant subject area (for example, "News and views" under "Europe", or "A liberal miscellany" under "Liberal Democrat Thinking"). The following list shows the latest articles from all categories:

  • NHS STAFF
    Article: Nov 18, 2019

    LIB DEMS BRIGHTER FUTURE CAMPAIGN - 24 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    NHS nurse vacancies in England rise to more than 43,000 - a record high.

    WHAT DO THE TORIES DO?

    PLEDGE a Tory nurse tax - an immigration visa & health surcharge rise

    The Liberal Democrats have slammed reports that Boris Johnson's Conservatives have pledged to make all those permanently relocating to the UK to pay an increased surcharge of £625, further increasing what was dubbed by the Liberal Democrats the 'nurse tax'.

  • childpoverty
    Article: Nov 18, 2019

    LIB DEMS BRIGHTER FUTURE CAMPAIGN - 24 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    Lib Dems commit £6 billion per year to strengthen welfare system

    The Liberal Democrats have announced bold proposals to invest £6 billion per year to strengthen the welfare system over the next Parliament.
    This forms part of the party's ambitious plans to build a brighter future.

  • Trees
    Article: Nov 17, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 25 DAYS TO POLLING DAy

    Lib Dems announce plans to plant 60 million trees a year

    Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson planted a tree in Hampstead yesterday (16 November), as the party announced its ambitious proposals to undertake the largest tree-planting programme in UK history. A Liberal Democrat government will plant 60 million trees every year, increasing UK forest cover by 1 million hectares by 2045.

  • bird logo
    Article: Nov 16, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 26 DAYS TO POLLING DAy

    Central Suffolk & North Ipswich Parliamentary Election - 12th December 2019

    James Sandbach says

    BIN BREXIT AND MOVE ON

    Liberal Democrats will:

    Prioritise the Climate Emergency and invest £100 billion to tackle climate change

    Invest in Young People and in early years child care

  • World on fire climate change 1
    Article: Nov 15, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 27 DAYS TO POLLING DAy

    STOPPING THE BREXIT CATASTROPHE MAY BE OUR IMMEDIATE CONCERN BUT TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND SAVING THE PLANET IS BY FAR OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE

    We are in a climate emergency and the world needs urgent action. Australia bush fires, Venice flooding, California forest fires, UK floods. Global warming will not respect national boundaries, walls, barriers or species.

    That's why we need a Liberal Democrat government to be part of a European and international response.

  • JAMES SANDBACH ESLD (EAST SUFFOLK Lib Dems)
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 28 DAYS TO POLLING DAy

    Lib Dems contest six of seven Suffolk seats

    Lib Dems stepping down in Bury St Edmunds as part of 'Unite to Remain' agreement

    There will be Liberal Democrat candidates in six of the Suffolk seats. In Bury St Edmunds the Party have agreed to stand down for the Green Party candidate.

  • GE19 Brighter Future (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 28 DAYS TO POLLING DAy

    LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WILL BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BY INVESTING 500 MILLION A YEAR IN YOUTH SERVICES AND TAKING A PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH TO YOUTH VIOLENCE

    The Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious plans to tackle soaring levels of knife crime, and we will do this by investing £500 million in youth services. The party would also make local youth services a statutory service, protecting them from future cuts.

  • Helen Korfanty
    Article: Nov 13, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 29 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    Waveney Lib Dems adopt Helen Korfanty to contest December election

    At their meeting and general election campaign launch at Carlton Colville on Tuesday, Lib Dem members in Waveney adopted Helen Korfanty as their parliamentary candidate.

    Helen Korfanty has lived in Suffolk for over 30 years and is a highly respected solicitor often working long hours defending citizens' rights. As a Liberal Democrat she was the party's candidate for Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016 and stood for Bury St Edmunds in the 2017 General Election.Helen Korfanty 2019

  • GE19 Brighter Future (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: Nov 12, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 30 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    "The choice for parents now is simply not good enough. That is why Liberal Democrats are proposing a transformational change to our economy, by providing working parents with free childcare from when their child is 9 months old."

    A Liberal Democrat government will build a fairer economy by providing free, high-quality childcare for every child aged two to four, for 35 hours a week, 48 weeks a year. The offer is extended to children aged between 9 and 24 months where their parents are in work.

  • SUFFOLK COASTAL ADOPTION 2019 (EAST SUFFOLK Lib Dems)
    Article: Nov 11, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 31 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    LIB DEM MEMBERS ADOPT LEADING REMAINER, JULES EWART AS PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE TO FIGHT SUFFOLK COASTAL SEAT

    Leading Suffolk 'Remain' campaigner Jules Ewart has been adopted by the Liberal Democrats to contest the Suffolk Coastal seat at the election on 12th December.

  • CSNI party members 2019 (J James East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Nov 10, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 32 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    Central Suffolk & North Ipswich Lib Dem members adopt James Sandbach as their candidate

    The Liberal Democrats launched their general election campaign in the Central Suffolk & North Ipswich seat at Henley Community Centre yesterday and endorsed James Sandbach as their candidate. With Party membership at its highest level for decades, significant support coming from both ex Conservative and Labour voters and the latest You Gov poll showing that the Lib Dems are the party to beat the Conservatives in the East of England there is all to play for in central Suffolk.

  • UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_b29.jpg
    Article: Nov 8, 2019

    2019 GE LDs Slogan (libdems.org)

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 34 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    Lib Dems set out bold green plan to build a brighter future

    Environment now the second biggest concern for under 24 year olds after Brexit*.

    The Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious plans to tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.

    As one of the party's key priorities in their 'Plan for a Brighter Future', the Liberal Democrats have committed to raising the energy efficiency standards for new homes alongside investing £15 billion over the next Parliament to retrofit 26 million homes. This would save the average household £550 a year on energy bills.

    The party has also announced a Liberal Democrat government would prioritise accelerating the deployment of renewable power generation, including a new target of doubling solar and wind power by 2030.

  • Norman Lamb MP (Lib Dems Voice Twitter)
    Article: Nov 6, 2019

    Farewell Norman Lamb MP and thank you.

    Yesterday, Norman Lamb North Norfolk MP, gave his valedictory speech in the Commons, and he talked about how important it was for politicians to give those without power a voice and change the system to give them power.

    Norman, was a truly 'cross party' MP, widely respected across the Houses of Parliament and the country. As a Health Minister in the Coalition Government he confronted the lack of parity between physical an mental health services and tried to achieve a cross party consensus. Latterly, Norman held the important role as Chair of the Science and Technology Committee with distinction. Here in the east broadcasters and media organisation always knew that they could call upon Norman to effectively and accurately represent both his constituents and region and his Party but also passionately comment on the big issues of our time, especially the state of our regional health and social care services, and always the lack of mental health provision. Norman was a popular speaker outside his own Norfolk constituency and when invited to speak at a Lib Dem meeting on health in the small Suffolk market town of Saxmundham, (hardly a Lib Dem stronghold) he found the hall packed with residents from all political persuasions eager to hear from this gentle spoken man with a message which resonated amongst so many. We will all miss Nornam Lamb MP, a man who was prepared to shine a light into places that too many others failed to go.

  • ITV Debate (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: Nov 6, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 36 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    Get Jo Swinson on the ITV election debate

    ITV have decided to continue to reinforce the old two party system with just two male Brexiteers, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn monopolising the election debate. This must not go unchallenged.

    Clearly these two pro Brexit leaders, both patently unfit to be PM, represent the extremes of right and left and are happy to hold sway and try to set the GE agenda or are they running scared? Neither is going to upset the status quo and are quite happy for ITV and their party managers to clear out any opposition and ensure tht they enjoy a nice easy ride in front of ITVs cameras.

  • Jo Swinson we are ready for an election
    Article: Nov 5, 2019

    Liberal Democrats launch their General Election CampaigN

    Lib Dems announce £50 Billion 'Remain Bonus' for public services

    The Liberal Democrats have declared a Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit and use the £50 Billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality.

    Stopping Brexit will generate a Remain Bonus for the public finances because under Remain, the economy will grow faster than under Brexit, leading to higher GDP and consequently higher public sector current receipts.
    The Liberal Democrats forecast that the economy will be 1.9% larger in 2024-25 if we stop Brexit than it would be under the Conservative Government's Brexit deal. That means government receipts will be higher too, providing a £50 billion Remain Bonus over the next five years.

    The £50bn figure reflects the total extra current receipts over the next five years. In 2024-25, the Remain Bonus will be worth £18bn.

  • Ballot Box
    Article: Nov 5, 2019

    MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE

    A UK General Election is taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019.

    Significant numbers of UK residents have not yet registered to vote.

    To vote in a general election you need to

    • Be 18 or over on the day of the election

    • Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen

    • Be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)

    • Not be legally excluded from voting

    You also need to be on the electorial register. If you've moved recently or changed your name, you may need to re-register.

    This needs to be done by November 26th. You can register here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

    GOING TO BE AWAY ON POLLING DAY?

    Can I vote by post?
    Many people already vote by post in every election. If this is you, then your postal votes will arrive as normal about 12 days before the election.

    If you would like to vote by post - many people are saying this because 12th December is in the middle of winter - then you need to register. Again the deadline is 26 November 2019.

    You can download a form here (this needs to be printed out).

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND REGISTER TO VOTE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

    END

  • Helen Korfanty, Lib Dem candidate for Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner
    Article: Nov 4, 2019

    Helen Korfanty, Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Waveney

    The Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Waveney constituency at the forthcoming parliamentary election is Helen Korfanty.

    Helen is already widely known in county having fought the 2016 Suffolk Police and Crime Commisoner election for the Liberal Democrats

    Helen is a solicitor, campaigner and advocate here in Suffolk, having lived in the county for 33 years. Through her work across the whole of Suffolk, she knows the area (and people) well, previously working in Ipswich, Sudbury and Stowmarket, and currently working for firms in Thetford and Newmarket.

    Qualifying as a solicitor in 1982, Helen's main areas of specialism are now Criminal Law and Family Law, and she is a trained Family Law Mediator. Helen has excellent experience in working with both the public and the police, and her record of working at the interface between the two is one of the factors that makes her the ideal candidate for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner.

    Helen is a first-tier advocate, and serves as a Duty Solicitor at both the Police Investigation Centres and the Magistrates' Courts. She was also among the local solicitors who have acted as agent prosecutors for the CPS. Through her regular court attendance, she works with the Crown Prosecution, witness support, magistrates, witnesses, defendants, mental health workers and probation officers, while at Police Investigation Centres, she interacts with investigators and police officers of various ranks, as well as the accused. This wide range of contact has given her considerable front-line experience and awareness of crime and policing in Suffolk.

    Helen is also a champion for people and the community. Previously, Helen chaired the South Suffolk Victim Support Scheme, and volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureaux as an adviser, later serving on the Management Committee for Sudbury CAB.

  • 2019 GE LDs Slogan (libdems.org)
    Article: Nov 1, 2019

    Stop Brexit.

    Build a brighter future.

    Jo Swinson's Liberal Democrats have launched their slogan for the General Election campaign:

    Stop Brexit. Build a brighter future, alongside a campaign poster launch.



    This general election is a once in a generation opportunity to reshape our politics, and give hope to the millions of people who want a fairer, brighter future.

  • James Sandbach - Parliamentary Candidate, Suffolk Coastal, General Election 2017
    Article: Oct 30, 2019

    central Suffolk & North Ipswich constituency Focus and petition published

    James Sandbach, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Central Suffolk &N. Ipswich writes in the October, CSNI Focus asks you to sign the health Petition.

    James Sandbach is committed to getting improvements in Suffolk's health system. In this Focus James highlights the staffing crisis in the East of England Ambulance Service, cuts to the Suffolk Health Visitor Service and challenges to rural GP surgeries.

  • Oct PV LD s March (Lib Dems.org)
    Article: Oct 26, 2019

    THE UK CLOCKS GO BACK ON SUNDAY AND WE WILL STILL BE A MEMBER OF THE EU!

    The UK reverts to Greenwich Mean Time at 2am on Sunday, October 27 when all clocks are turned back to 1am at that time.

    IF ONLY WE COULD TURN THE CLOCKS BACK TO 2015/16

    'THE UK DOES NOT HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS WHICH WOULD REQUIRE THE RESULTS OF A REFERENDUM TO BE IMPLEMENTED'

  • Mobile Post Office David Rogers CC BY-SA 2.0 (Mobile Post Office - geograph.org.uk - 848566.jpg David Rogers CC BY-SA 2.0)
    Article: Oct 25, 2019

    BARCLAYS BANK CALLS TIME ON POST OFFICE TRANSACTIONS

    CAMPAIGN TO STOP FURTHER RURAL DEPRIVATION Barclays Bank have written to their customers saying that they will not be able to use Post Offices to withdraw money from January. This will be a real blow to many communities across the UK in particular rural areas and towns where the Post Office is the only place where people can withdraw money due to banks having closed down.

  • Jo Swinson quote
    Article: Oct 18, 2019

    Boris Johnson announced yesterday that he has agreed a Brexit deal with the EU. But the fight to stop Brexit is far from over. If the Johnson deal passes the UK is heading for 'fairly hard' Brexit.

    Lib Dem Leader Jo Swinson MP said, The proposed deal will be bad for our economy, bad for our public services and bad for environmental standards. Just like every version of Brexit, this is a bad deal. Johnson's deal is nowhere near as good as the deal we have now, as a member of the EU. That is why I am more determined than ever to stop Brexit. That is why Liberal Democrats will be arguing that any deal should go back to the public in a People's Vote.

  • page1image21435472.jpg
    Article: Oct 15, 2019

    Orange flag white

    Halesworth and District Lib Dems Group present

    Confessions of a Spin Doctor

    Wednesday 23rd October 2019

    'The Stables' at the rear of 'The Angel Hotel, Halesworth at 7.00 PM

    Wine and nibbles will be provided.

    Please RSVP to john.shreeve@eastlibdems.org.uk or tel 07483322821

    Whitehall's longest serving communications director, Simon MacDowall who served six secretaries of state and seven permanent secretaries in three government departments (1999-2011) will entertain and inform us with an illustrated talk on the realities of balancing the interaction between politics and the news media. He will also reflect on the rapidly changing communications landscape and its impact on modern political discourse in the current political climate.

  • Peoples vote march 2019
    Article: Oct 15, 2019

    JOIN THE LIB DEMS ON THE PEOPLE'S VOTE MARCH ON SATURDAY .

    Next Saturday, as Parliament sits for the first time on a Saturday in 37 years to try and sort the Brexit mess, a massive People's Vote march will be taking place. MPs will be able to hear the end of the rally in Parliament Square

    The Lib Dems will be marching in support of a People's Vote with the very clear aim to stop Brexit.

  • Reactor
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    Sizewell C

    East Suffolk Lib Dems response to Stage 4 Consultation

    The local East Suffolk party which covers the area of the East Suffolk District Council has submitted its response to EDF Energy on what is expected to be the final stage of the Sizewell C consultation process.

    East Suffolk Liberal Democrats (ESDL) has made clear its opposition to the proposal to construct a new nuclear power station at Sizewell via EDF's previous consultations. ESLD oppose the proposal in its entirety because the construction of a new power station will cause significant environmental, economic and social damage to the local and wider East Suffolk area:

  • World Mental Health Day 10th Oct
    Article: Oct 9, 2019

    WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY - THINGS TO DO AND SAY

    END

  • Save Our Buses
    Article: Oct 9, 2019

    Lib Dems respond to Chancellor's infrastructure funding announcement on an investment in roads and the creation of a national bus strategy

    "With the number of bus journeys at the lowest level in over a decade, a national bus strategy is an important step towards improving local bus services. For it to succeed, it has to be backed by financial support to local areas said LGA Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Howard Sykes.

  • Brexit isnt working#StopBrexit
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    Brexit continues to cause damage to the economy

    Every day that passes since the 2016 Referendum, the UK is hit by its consequential impact, locally, nationally and internationally. Brexiteers can continue to claim that the decision to Leave has had nil impact on the country's economy and jobs but the evidence is clear, the UK is no longer the welcoming, open nation and individuals are taking action to protect their lives, their businesses and investments and the future of their families. This reckless Brexit government are hellbent on dragging us out into the cold just as the impact of Johnson's fellow traveller Trump's trade war begins to bite and recessions loom. There is only one way to stop the damaging uncertainty and that is to STOP BREXIT and Revoke Article 50. We are still only at stage one in what will continue to be an endless war of words and bitter negotiations for years to come. For everyone's sake. Liberal Democrats are saying - end this mess now and REMAIN in the EU with the best Deal we have ever had.

  • 5 WEEKS TOO LONG TTRUST (TRUSSELL TRUST)
    Article: Oct 5, 2019

    Demand For Food Banks Soars In Areas The Longer Universal Credit Exists, New Analysis Reveals

    Trussell Trust chief says the benefits programme is "pushing people into debt, homelessness and destitution."

    Based on a report in the Huffington Post UK by Aasma Day

    In areas where Universal Credit has been implemented for at least a year, demand for food banks has increased 30%, a new report from the Trussell Trust reveals.

  • Gary Kitching (East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Oct 4, 2019

    United Against Crime - the Liberal Democrats Crime and Policing Policy

    A Partnership Approach to building Communities that are Safe and Feel Safe

    By GARY KITCHING - October 4th 2019

    After 9 years of Conservative Government our public services are failing. Effective public services are critical for communities to grow and prosper. They are essential part of the community partnership that will support an environment where people are well educated, properly supported and are safe and feel safe. Within this partnership a key player is Police Service whose primary missions are the promotion of community safety and protecting the vulnerable.

  • Chuka Ummuna
    Article: Oct 1, 2019

    Chuka Umunna explains the Lib Dem position on votes of no confidence

    This post, taken from Chuka Umunna's Facebook page and will be of interest to many visitors to this site, some of whom have expressed their concern that Liberal democrat votes will put Jeremy corbyn into No10 albeit temporary.

    'I've read with some interest talk about a Vote Of No Confidence in the Government being tabled this coming week by the SNP in Parliament.

  • City of LondonCC-BY-SA-4.0 by Theregan (CC-BY-SA-4.0 Theregan Creative Commons CC0 License)
    Article: Sep 25, 2019

    Casualties of Brexit

    (Extracted from an article on the metro.co.uk (see also link at the end of document)

    According to the Tory Government, Brexit will have a positive effect on our country's future and economy. Furthermore we are continually being told that there have not been the predicted negative impacts since the 2016 Referendum.

  • Lib dems Join (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: Sep 16, 2019

    The super-rich are also importing more luxury cars ahead of the Brexit deadline reported the Guardian (12/8) In order to avoid tariffs that might be introduced following a hard Brexit more than 3,800 luxury cars were imported in the past year, a 16% increase on the previous 12 months, according to the law firm Boodle Hatfield.

  • 2019 Conference Agenda (LibDems.org)
    Article: Sep 13, 2019

    Federal Conference of Liberal Democrats - Bournemouth 14th - 17th September 2019

    What's on Monday and Tuesday at Lib Dem Conference

    The decision by the Scottish Judges to declare that the Johnson Brexit Government's decision to Prorogue Parliament last Monday was unlawful, means that the Liberal Democrats will be able to take centre stage from Saturday to complete their Autumn Conference before the Supreme Court announces it decision on Tuesday.

  • 2019 Conference Agenda (LibDems.org)
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    Emergency Motion on Europe be debated on Sunday 15th September which we were unable to preview earlier has now been published.

    Emergency Motion: Stop Brexit

    Mover: Tom Brake MP (Shadow Cabinet Member for Exiting the EU).

    Conference notes that:

    A. The Conservative Government have made a mess of Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party have been helping them to deliver this destructive Brexit.

  • James Sandbach Lib Dems PPC CSNI (East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    JAMES SANDBACH is Lib the DEMS prospective parliamentary candidate for CENTRAL Suffolk & NORTH IPSWICH

    James Sandbach is a Town Councillor for Saxmundham who stood for the Lib Dems in Suffolk Coastal in the last two General Elections, and has also been a Parliamentary candidate in Essex and London.

  • Bournemouth UK https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Christophe Finot Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic (Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic)
    Article: Sep 10, 2019

    Federal Conference of Liberal Democrats - 14th - 17th September 2019

    What's on Saturday and Sunday at Lib Dem Conference?

    As Boris Johnson pursues his 'Bullingdon Club' tactics, shuts down parliament and plots to avoid complying with the new No Deal Brexit law, Liberal Democrats will be beginning their four days in the spotlight and hopefully enjoying some sunshine. Already buoyed by stunning electoral successes and with six additional MP's since the last Conference plus 60,000 new members and supporters, the Party is ready present to the Country an alternative to chaos, a disintegrating Brexit Government and a Tory Party Leader and Prime Minister devoid of moral and parliamentary authority

  • Demand Better
    Article: Sep 9, 2019

    Roll back the cuts to Woodbridge & district's vital bus services 64 and 800

    You can read more and sign the Change.org petition here: http://chng.it/B54vxKdw

    At the beginning of September, First buses cut completely their hourly 800 park and ride extension which provided a fast service to central Ipswich from Woodbridge and Rendlesham.

    At the same time the company made significant changes to the the timetabling and route of their complementary 64 route: the buses no longer stop at the Woodbridge Peterhouse estate, and the last bus leaves Ipswich an hour earlier (at 17.50). Early-morning buses are also affected, as is hospital travel.

    First declare this is because these services were under-used. We, the passengers who use them, deny this. The services were both well-used and vital to many people with few or no transport choices. They were, however, under-advertised (the 800 did not even carry the Woodbridge -Rendlesham destinations on the six maps that were posted inside each bus).

    The impact of these cuts is immense. Timetable and route changes mean that workers are finding difficulties travelling to and from work. Disabled and elderly people, and young parents with buggies are having to walk up to 25 min to a stop. It is no longer possible for non-drivers to visit patients in Ipswich hospital in the evening.

    We ask that these cuts and changes be immediately reversed!

    Thanks to your support this petition has a chance at winning! We only need 150 more signatures to reach the next goal - can you help?

    Thankyou for signing this Petition

    Take the next step!

    END

  • better
    Article: Sep 8, 2019

    Lib Dems Bournemouth Conference - Demand Better

    Saturday 14th to Tuesday 17th September 2019 - Bournemouth International Centre

    The Agenda and programme for the Party's Autumn Conference has been published and over the coming days we will review some of the Agenda for our readers.

    Members can still pre-register for this Conference at www.libdems.org.uk/conference

  • Lib dems Join (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: Sep 6, 2019

    "So we want an election before the end of the year but I'm afraid we can't trust the Prime Minister to abide by the law of the land and request an extension to negotiations with Europe. So we need to hold his feet to the fire until he does and until we have seen an end to the no deal aspirations of this reckless Prime Minister. That means waiting until November before we choose a new Parliament" (Willie Rennie).

  • KeizersgrachtReguliersgrachtAmsterdam CC BY-SA 3.0 Massimo Catarinella (CC BY-SA 3.0 Massimo Catarinella)
    Article: Sep 5, 2019

    Almost 100 companies have left and another 325 companies worried about losing access to the European market are considering a move to the Netherlands.

    BREXIT - They said it wouldn't happen..

    Almost 100 companies have already relocated from Britain to the Netherlands or set up offices there to be within the European Union due to the United Kingdom's planned departure from the bloc, according to a Dutch government agency. A further 325 companies worried about losing access to the European market are considering a move, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency said in a Reuters report.

  • Peter Aldous MP By https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Chris_McAndrew (Creative Commons 3.0 Unported)
    Article: Sep 4, 2019

    Your MP's - Peter Aldous Conservative MP for Waveney

    Local farming MP Peter Aldous, who went from Remain to "an exciting future" under Theresa May's Leave Deal and now supports his failing Premier's No Deal, Leave at any cost prospectus, claims to represent the interests of farming and fishing...

    Whilst raising the issues of the sustainability of the seas and concerns of small scale fishermen in the House, he now pursues a course of No Deal which will neither protect UK waters from 'foreign' fishing, sustain fish stocks or from the devastating impact of EU import tariffs on UK farm exports as his Government plans to open the door to foreign food imports including chemically washed chicken from the US. So much for, "this new partnership should ensure that Britain retains sovereignty over a number of areas; and in particular for Waveney the areas of fishing and farming, which for local businesses, farmers and fishermen is a key concern which has been expressed to me".

  • Phillip Lee (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)])
    Article: Sep 3, 2019

    Pound picks up from a slump not seen since 2016, after Tory MP defects to the Liberal Democrats.

    The Liberal Democrats have gained another MP in former Tory, Philip Lee who crossed the floor of the House at the start of a critical week for parliament and the country and when fears for a no deal Brexit were forcing the currency closer to parity with the dollar and the Euro.

  • ORGAN DONATION WEEK 2019
    Article: Sep 1, 2019

    ORGAN DONATION WEEK - 2nd - 8th September

    For one week, the UK celebrates those who donate organs, and therefore those who save
    lives. It draws attention to the subject of organ donation, and encourages more
    and more people to get involve, and help save someone's mother, child or friend.

    As the NHS website says Organ Donation Week is always a highlight of the year for a
    wonderful week of activity to shine a light on the generosity of donors and the
    incredible impact they have on transplant recipients, and an opportunity to
    educate, inform and inspire people, to help save and improve more lives.

  • Boris Johnson
    Article: Aug 30, 2019

    A Prime Minister elected by 0.25% of the 66m British people, with no majority or mandate, resorts to 'Bullingdon Club tactics' to close down Parliament in order to trash the Country.

    Silencing Parliament - Will we hear the People sing?

    'The Weimar Republic was a failed democracy, but ... democracies fail in different ways. We can't expect a direct re-run. But there are echoes, even if they are not yet audible to most voters. By the time we hear them, we may no longer be in a position to do anything about it'.

  • Off portrait of Dr Thérèse CoffeyAttribution 3.0 Unported Chris McAndrew (Attribution 3.0 UnportedChris McAndrewhttps://beta.parliament.uk/media/CsHBoP4f)
    Article: Aug 26, 2019

    Local MP answers concerns about the social and economic impact of a No Deal Brexit upon Suffolk Coastal

    A local constituent (who is not a member of the Liberal Democrats) recently asked local Tory MP, Theresa Coffey for her 'assessment of the economic and social implications (both intermediate and longer term) for the Suffolk Coastal area should a no deal exit from the EU be the outcome'.

  • Lucy Nethsingha MEP
    Article: Aug 22, 2019

    Lucy Nethsingha now chair of the EU Legal Affairs Committee

    As reported by Jennifer Rankin in the Guardian(21August), our Lib Dem MEP for the East, Lucy Nethsingha**, is one of a handful of British MEPs voted into a leading role on European parliament committees, which play a significant role in EU lawmaking.

  • Now
    Article: Aug 21, 2019

    Meet the Liberal Democrats in the Suffolk Coastal Constituency -

    An opportunity to engage with the Party, find out more about, who we are are, what we stand for, so why not come and meet us?

    Share your concerns & hopes for your local community and country

    Meet with Jules Ewart - Prospective Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Suffolk Coastal

  • Daniel-Poul ter-960x640. OGL 3 (OGL 3 public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.)
    Article: Aug 18, 2019

    Your MP's - Daniel Poulter Conservative MP for Central Suffolk & North Ipswich

    'There is now no place in the Conservative Party for those committed to remaining in the EU, a Suffolk MP said on 5th September after seeing 21 of his MP colleagues cast off'.

    Like so many of his constituents who out of necessity have more than one job, Dr Poulter MP also has two jobs, holds up a questionable track record on tackling climate change and consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

  • Plastic waste
    Article: Aug 17, 2019

    Lib Dem run South Lakeland District Council runs a 'Fill Up' free drinking water campaign with local businesses to reduce plastic waste and promote a healthier lifestyle

    Liberal Democrat run South Lakeland District Council is showing how a well run Council can harness the local community to help reduce plastic pollution with it's Fill Up campaign asking businesses to offer free drinking water to encourage people to fill reusable bottles rather than buy a single-use plastic water bottle.

    The initiative aims to cut plastic pollution and improve people's health by increasing access to drinking water, while also saving residents money.

    Participating businesses simply have to display a window sticker, which is provided by the Council, to show members of the public they can fill their water bottle for free.

    Around 40 organisations from across the district are already part of the scheme. One of those businesses is Bandito Burrito in Windermere, owner Ewan Murdock said: "We are trying to do our bit to reduce the amount of plastic we use.

    "Not only are we showing our support for Fill Up, but we no longer sell plastic bottles or use food pots or cutlery made of plastic."

    The council say the response to the campaign has been positive, however, the authority is asking for more businesses to support the project.

    SLDC's Health, Wellbeing and Financial Resilience Portfolio Holder, Lib dem Councillor Suzie Pye, said: "This council is passionate about the environment. Fill Up is a fantastic way of reducing single-use plastic bottle waste and it saves people money, while also encouraging residents to stay hydrated and healthy when they are out and about in South Lakeland.''

    More information on the campaign can be found at www.southlakeland.gov.uk.

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