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Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats

Local and regional news

  • Caroline Page
    Article: Jun 24, 2019

    Be a Councillor Campaign

    The equal participation of women and men in local politics, as our elected councillors and as our leaders, is an important condition for effective democracy and good governance. The Be a Councillor Campaign is based on the belief that local authorities, and political parties and groups, can do the best for their communities when they truly represent their place. Today, none of the combined authority mayors are female, and overall -, they make up only a fifth of political leaders, and a third of local authority chief executives - despite 76 per cent of employees in the local government workforce being female.

  • Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson [Boris Johnson]
    Article: Jun 18, 2019


    By Jon James

    With little sign that any of the Tory candidates for PM have any more idea of how to resolve the destructive, self inflicted trauma that is Brexit than the retiring incumbent, the public is forced to sit on the sidelines as the tories indulge in their own internecine warfare to choose a new Leader.

  • Chuka Umunna (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (]
    Article: Jun 14, 2019

    Chuka joins the lib dems

    Chuka Umunna, the Streatham MP has formally joined the Liberal Democrats after switching from the Labour Party to form a new political group. His decision is a most welcome one and the Party will be hoping that with a need to continue strengthening and uniting the anti Brexit forces to counter the worst that a new Brexit Government will do under a No Deal PM, Chuka's arrival will encourage other passionate internationalists with Liberal values to follow. The Liberal Democrats will not be too hard on Chukka for his past utterances about the Lib Dems in a Coalition Government as they were shared by some members and ex members and the Party has many current former members of the old parties who left to join the SDP. The current PPC for Streatham Helen Thompson has publicly welcomed Chuka's decision which is a good sign that there will be a positive response locally

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    the election for the leader of the liberal Democrats party

    Liberal Democrat members, (and there are now over 105,000 since the beginning of May) now have the opportunity to elect a new Leader following the decision by Sir Vince Cable to step down.

    The two nominated candidates Ed Davey and Jo Swinson are engaged in a a series of campaign events and hustings meetings up and down the UK.

  • Official portrait of Norman Lamb
    Article: Jun 10, 2019

    Congratulations Sir Norman Lamb M.P.

    North Norfolk Liberal Democrat MP, Norman Lamb has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours announced on Friday, June 7

    Currently chair of the science and technology select committee, Norman Lamb was the Party's Health Minister under the Coalition Government and championed the cause of mental health and getting parity with physical health, a cause he is "passionate" about.

  • OECD AND ATD Fourth World (OECD AND ATD Fourth World)
    Article: Jun 4, 2019

    In 2016-2019, ATD Fourth World, in partnership with Oxford University, conducted a participatory international research project called "The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty". The project took place in six countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, France, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States. People living in poverty, professionals and academics worked together to clarify how we understand poverty and its multi-dimensional aspects.

    Article: May 29, 2019

    Many thanks to all those who voted for the Liberal Democrats in the local elections and in the European Parliament Elections in East Suffolk


    East Suffolk District Elections

  • Amnesty Knife Bin Suffolk Constabulary (Suffolk Constabulary)
    Article: May 29, 2019


    With the UK registering 100 knife crime fatalities this year, knife crime in Suffolk revealed offences involving blades have gone up 25% in five years. Data published by the Home Office showed the number of offences involving sharp instruments went up from 159 between September 2012 and September 2013, to 198 in the 12 months to September 2018.

  • Vince Cable twitter page
    Article: May 24, 2019

    Party Leader, Sir Vince to step down on July 23rd.

    Sir Vince with our Felixstowe Branch last year

    In his message to party members today after the polls for the EU Parliamentary elections closed, Vince Cable announced that he would be stepping down as Party Leader in July.

    Thanking the party volunteers and supporters for their work over two elections he said, "Our campaigning over the last three years has kept the cause of remaining in the European Union alive, and I now believe we have a strong chance of stopping Brexit. When the votes are counted on Sunday, I expect us to do well. Our long and proud tradition of success in local government was revived this month by the best local election results in our party's history. In the last two years, we have gained 780 more council seats and 15 new councils. Membership is at record levels with a strengthening base of supporters amongst students and young people.

    Article: May 20, 2019

    Why become a supporter?

    The Liberal Democrats are changing.

    Politics is utterly broken right now. Labour and the Conservatives are being dragged to the ideological extremes, leaving millions feeling powerless and frustrated with the direction our country is taking.

    That needs to change. Liberal Democrats will be that force of change.