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Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats

Local and regional news

  • 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

    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


  • Off portrait of Dr Thérèse CoffeyAttribution 3.0 Unported Chris McAndrew (Attribution 3.0 UnportedChris McAndrew
    Article: Aug 11, 2019

    Your MP's -Thérèse Coffey Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal

    The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    Twice stood for the European Parliament, the MP who backed Remain in Referendum, voted against ruling out a no-deal Brexit, 'signs up' to Boris' pledge to leave the EU with NO Deal and gets promoted.

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    Article: Aug 8, 2019

    Rural Crime has hit a seven-year high, costing the UK £50m in 2018

    In its annual study of offences against farmers and rural businesses, the insurer NFU Mutual found rural crime in 2018 was up 12% on the previous year.

    The report showed that Lincolnshire and Essex are among the three UK counties worst affected by rural crime. Essex suffered the most agri-vehicle theft in the country, and Norfolk saw a 99.5% increase in the cost of crime.

  • Jane Dodds
    Article: Aug 2, 2019



    Jane Dodds wins the Welsh by-election for the Lib Dems and REMAIN


    Jane Dodds - Liberal Democrat - 13,826 (43.5%) JANE DODDS M.P.

    Chris Davies - Welsh Conservative - 12,401 (39.0%)

  • Jo Swinson
    Article: Jul 22, 2019

    Jo Swinson elected as new Liberal DemocRAt Party Leader.

    Following one of the cleanest, respectful and positive political party leadership elections, Jo Swinson MP was declared the new Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    The Scottish MP for East Dunbartonshire and former Business Department minister topped the poll of members in the election to succeed Sir Vince Cable as Party Leader and becomes the party's first women leader.

  • Ella MullinsCommons Attribution 2.0 Generic (Ella MullinsCommons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
    Article: Jul 21, 2019

    Build 100 more affordable homes for rent for local familes in Southwold Ward

    before the next local elections in 2023 - SIGN THE PETITION

    Why is this important?

    Southwold is dying because local people are being priced out of homes by holiday lets. Two thirds of homes are holiday lets. The average house price is 21 times the average wage. We need 100 more affordable homes to rent quickly before our community dies.

    David Beavan, local LIb Dem District Councillor for Southwold said, "Our average age is 65. We want to hear children playing on our greens again. We want a vibrant community that welcomes visitors but is not banished by them. The government still subsidies second home owners who pay no rates. Local homes are developed into five bedroom holiday lets. Cleaners are bussed in. This is social apartheid".

    East Suffolk Council say that we have enough affordable homes, when we hear 40 local people applied for one last week. We need 100 as soon as possible in Southwold Ward which includes Reydon and Walberswick, but definitely before the next Council elections in 2023.
    As seen on Anglia TV on Friday evening.

    To sign the petition: click on the link here:


  • Police Funding graphic
    Article: Jul 19, 2019

    Government has cut funding to police forces, including Suffolk by 6%

    Lib Dem HQ analysis this week, broken down by police force, on Home Office stats' reveal the Government has cut funding to police forces by 6% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.:

    Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Suffolk Police Force by 6% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.