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Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats

Local and regional news

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Oct 28, 2020

    Families deserve a Christmas that is as normal as possible says Sir Ed

    Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey is working with the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland and calling for a four nations summit to make a plan for Christmas that works for families across the UK. pic.twitter.com/yGqhl34QRm

    Speaking at PMQs, Ed Davey said,'the Govt has been badly prepared and slow to act at every stage throughout this Covid-19 crisis. That can't happen again, especially for Christmas. 2020 has been terribly hard on people - 'Many families across the UK have had an extremely difficult year being separated from their loved ones. They deserve a Christmas as normal as possible.

  • Free School Meals
    Article: Oct 22, 2020

    Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Tory MPs help to vote down proposal to extend Free School Meals

    Peter Aldous (Waveney) and Therese Coffey (Suffolk Coastal) voted against a motion to extend free school meals in England over the school holiday periods until Easter 2021 and whilst the pandemic continues to impact deprived areas especially and hit poorer families.

  • Planning Permission Granted
    Article: Oct 19, 2020

    East Suffolk Council's three consultations for you to respond to:

    : Engagement in the Planning Process

    : Cycling & Walking Improvements

    : Protecting Habit Sites in Housing Developments

    East Suffolk Council have launched the three different consultations, ranging from how they can better engage you in the planning process, to discovering the walking and cycling infrastructure matters and opportunities in your local area.

    These consultations last for six weeks, and end at 5pm on 30 November 2020.

    If you have any questions about the consultations or get hard copies of the consultations ( see address below), or for anything relating to Planning Policy.

    Email: planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

    Twitter: @EastSuffolkPlan

  • Article: Oct 10, 2020

    Ed Davey Connecting with Electors across the UK

    The Liberal Democrats are here for you says Ed

    We want to help people get on, and build a fairer, greener, more caring future

    Watch the video

    Since becoming leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey has spent a fair amount of his time travelling the country listening to people of all political persuasions about what are the issues they want addressed by politicians. He has made a short video of what he has found so far which can be seen by pressing

  • Planning Permission Granted
    Article: Oct 9, 2020

    Lib Dems in East Suffolk challenge Govt's "power grab" on planning

    Liberal Democrats have warned that the Government's planning proposals will "disempower" local authorities like East Suffolk District Council and allow developers to "run roughshod" over local communities' wishes.

    A motion accepted at the Party's Autumn Conference, making it official party policy, lays bare the risks of the Government's proposals, which the Party argue amount to a Government "power grab" that will reduce investment in affordable housing urgently needed in East Suffolk and elsewhere.

  • Help for health and care staff
    Article: Oct 5, 2020

    'Older people in care homes abandoned to die amid government failures during pandemic', says Amnesty Report


    A series of "shockingly irresponsible" Government decisions put tens of thousands of older people's lives at risk and led to multiple violations of care home residents' human rights, said Amnesty International yesterday, following an investigation by the human rights group's Crisis Response team.

  • Nuclear Power (Creative Commons Hendrik Tammen (Enricopedia))
    Article: Oct 1, 2020

    Sizewell C

    East Suffolk Lib Dems response to Planning Inspectorate. September 2020

    The Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent Councillor Group on Suffolk County Council have made their position abundantly clear that they consider the plans for Sizewell C to be economically unviable and damaging to the environment. Local East Suffolk District Council, however said in their 90 page submission that they will maintain a "neutral" stance on the proposed Sizewell C development.

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Sep 23, 2020

    Federal Party Autumn Conference 2020 - Preview of Day four, MONday 28th September

    The first session on the final day of Conference commences at 2pm and is taken up with Party Business

    Followed by:

    A SpeEch by Lib Dems party Leader, ED DAVEY MP commencING at 2.50pm

    Following a one hour break there follows a Consultative session at 5pm:

  • Christine Jardine
    Article: Sep 21, 2020

    Federal Party Autumn Conference 2020 - Preview of Day Three, Sunday 27th September

    Federal Conference commences at 10am on Sunday with an Emergency Motion or topical discussion to be determined from motions or items submitted for debate or discussion.

    The first motion Racial Justice Cannot Wait is currently scheduled to be moved by Christine Jardine (Note:The newly appointed Spokesperson for Women & Equalities is Wera Hobhouse)

  • Baroness Ludford
    Article: Sep 19, 2020

    Federal Party Autumn Conference 2020 - Preview of Day Two, Saturday 26th September

    Federal Conference commences at 10am on Saturday with a Q & A session on Foreign Affairs and post Brexit transition period. Final line up of the Panel awaited but include two Lib Dem Peers, Baronesses Northover and Ludford*