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Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats

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  • David Beavan
    Article: Jun 19, 2018

    House of Lords June 19th 2019

    Lib dems CAMPAIGN TO CLOSE THE TAX LOOPHOLE ON second homes reaches the House of Lords

    Following a concerted high profile campaign by our Lib Dem team in Southwold to expose the second homes tax loophole, Lib Dem Peer and Housing spokesperson, John Shipley raised the issue in the Lords today and received support from political opponents including former Suffolk Coastal MP, The Lord Deben.

  • Lib Dem Women (Libdemwomen)
    Article: Jun 8, 2018

    March for a People's Vote

    On June 23, Liberal Democrats with join with thousands of others in a march to Parliament Square to demand a vote on the final Brexit deal. Join us, for this historic event!

    Tens of thousands of people from every part of the UK - as well as a contingent from Gibraltar - will fill central London on Saturday 23rd June to demand a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal in what will be the UK's biggest ever pro-European protest march.

  • Carers Week 18
    Article: Jun 7, 2018

    CELEBRATING CARERS WEEK (11-17 JUNE)

    Carers Week 2018 runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June

    Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open, recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

    This Carers Week attention is drawn to the of brilliant local carers who work tirelessly, often without recognition or support. With 6.5 million carers nationwide providing support for ill, seriously ill or disabled loved ones, there are plenty of fantastic people who deserve support and recognition.

  • Inga Lockington
    Article: Jun 5, 2018

    Longstanding Liberal Democrat Councillor Inga Lockington wins her UK citizenship fight with the Home Office.

    Denied citizenship by the Home Office despite having, lived in the UK since 1979, been granted indefinite leave to remain and been a serving Councillor for 19 years, Inga Lockington's story received the widespread attention of the British and overseas media.

  • Eadt front page second Homes
    Article: Jun 4, 2018

    Sign the Petition: -

    To close the loophole that allows second home owners to avoid council tax and rates -

    As reported in the EADT in April 11th, East Suffolk Liberal Democrats are campaigning against a loophole that allows second home owners to avoid paying council tax by registering as a business.

    In England, second home owners can avoid council tax by claiming to be a business if they say they are available for letting for 140 days a year - they do not have to actually let at all.

  • Orange flag white
    Article: May 18, 2018

    The Conservatives hold the Leiston seat whilst the Lib Dem vote share doubles

    Result of the Leiston Ward By Election (SCDC) held on Thursday 17th May was as follows:

    BETSON, SAMMY (INDEPENDENT) 293

    CASAGRANDE, FREDA (LABOUR) 336

    EWART, JULES (LIBERAL DEMOCRAT) 213 (14.7%) +7%

    GEATER, SUSAN (CONSERVATIVE) 612 Elected

  • Vote today
    Article: May 17, 2018

    Leiston By-Election - Thursday 17th May 2018

    VOTE FOR CHANGE

    VOTE JULES EWART

    VOTE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

    Polling stations open from 7am -10pm

    Leiston Long Shop Museum ( The Garratt Room)

    Leiston Community Centre

    Middleton Village Hall

    Theberton Jubilee Village Hall

    Published and promoted by Jon James on behalf of Julia Ewart (Liberal Democrats) both at Tree Cottage, Mill Green, Parham IP13 9NH

  • Suffolk Coastal - Vote Lib Dem
    Article: May 16, 2018

    THE LEISTON BY-ELECTION

    Thursday 17th May 2018

    Polling stations open from 7am until 10pm at

    Leiston Long Shop Museum (The Garratt Room) & Leiston Community Centre

    Middleton Village Hall

    Theberton Jubilee Village Hall

    This is a four way all women contest for Suffolk Coastal District Council

    The Liberal Democrat Candidate is Jules Ewart.

  • MH Awareness week
    Article: May 13, 2018

    Mental Health Awareness Week Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. This year for Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), we're focusing on stress.

    Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

    By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health.

  • cpage
    Article: May 4, 2018

    Caroline Page Lib Dem County Councillor for Woodbridge elected as Deputy Leader of the Group

    The Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent Group on Suffolk County Council have elected a new leadership team. The new Leader is Andrew Stringer (Green) and the Deputy Leader is Caroline Page (Liberal Democrat). Caroline is the Group spokesperson for women and a champion for gender balance in politics.