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  • children crossing
    Article: Feb 15, 2018

    Proposals to reduce eligibility for free school transport in Suffolk will adversely affect students 5-18 - and their families. Have your say!

    +++++The proposed changes have the potential to bring hardship - especially in rural areas: loss of choice; a postcode lottery for places and courses; potentially the splitting of siblings between schools. It will also put a lot more cars on the roads round our schools - with predictable effects on speed, safety, air-quality, and quality of life." says Lib Dem County Councillor for Woodbridge, Caroline Page.

  • VinceC
    Article: Feb 14, 2018

    Vince Cable responds to P.M.s answer to his question on protecting the NHS...

    'Pathetic non-committal response to my question at #PMQs stands in stark contrast to guarantees given by EU trade negotiator with US that #NHS would be protected. Brexit Britain in a far weaker negotiating position'.

    7th February 2018

  • lib dem peersmps100years
    Article: Feb 6, 2018

    - The Party celebrates 100 years of 'partial' women suffrage

    President Baroness Sal Brinton and Liberal Democrat Peers and MPs at Westminster joined in to celebrate 100 years since the partial extension of the franchise to women. It was to take another ten years before all women over 21 years gained the vote in 1928.

  • poyholes
    Article: Feb 5, 2018

    It has been revealed that the Conservative Government's funding for local roads maintained by Suffolk County Council will be cut by £1.842m in the coming financial year.

    Across the country, national roads - motorways and major trunk roads - will receive 52 times more government funding per mile by 2020, compared to local roads maintained by councils.

  • Empty Homes
    Article: Jan 26, 2018

    Lib Dems call for real action to bring empty homes back into use.

    At a time when homelessness is on the rise it is a scandal that only one in 13 Councils in England and Wales (The Guardian 1st Jan 2018) are making use of the full powers* (gained in 2006) they have to bring empty homes back into use.

  • CHILD POVERTY LIGHT GREY
    Article: Jan 24, 2018

    MORE THAN HALF OF CHILDREN NOW LIVING IN POVERTY IN SOME PARTS OF THE UK*

    The End Child Poverty coalition has today published figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK.

    The new figures reveal that there are now constituencies within the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty - compared to one in ten, in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates.
    The figures also show that some of the most deprived areas of the UK have seen the biggest increases in child poverty since the coalition's last local child poverty figures for December 2015 and demonstrate the growing crisis of child poverty in the UK.
    As price rises risk pushing ever larger numbers of children below the poverty line, the coalition is calling on the Chancellor to end the freeze on children's benefits - currently in place until the end of the decade - so that families no longer see living standards squeezed as prices rise.

  • NHS STAFF
    Article: Jan 19, 2018

    NHS in crisis as winter demand increases pressure on staff

    Thousands of routine operations were cancelled earlier this month due to staff shortages and increased demand during the winter months. Whilst some of our local hospitals fared better than others, recent figures for ambulance delays and bed occupancy during the period to the end on 2017 provide further evidence that the NHS needs the extra cash. Across the UK more than 100,000 patients have had to wait this winter in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 mins due to overcrowding.

  • Nick Tyrone - 2017: A look at the year ahead of us
    Article: Dec 30, 2017

    Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats' trial book group comes to the end of its initial four-book run with a book published a year ago: Nick Tyrone's 2017: A look at the year ahead of us, of which the publisher writes:

    "2016 was a tumultuous year that changed the world. For many, it was a terrible twelve months, filled with celebrity deaths and unfortunate political results at the polls. For others, it was the year that the little guy struck back against the "establishment". 2017 reviews the year just gone and then looks at the year ahead of us, making predictions about what is to come. Along the way, Nick Tyrone will take us to Burnley and Norwich, Dublin and Venice, Brussels and Washington, talking to Leave voters on the Kentish coast and Beltway insiders about what Brexit and Trump will mean for the months directly ahead."

  • Happy Christmas!
    Article: Dec 22, 2017

    Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats wish you a very Happy Christmas, and Best Wishes for 2018.

  • Shaun Roberts, Lib Dem Director of Campaigns, in Halesworth (December 2017)
    Article: Dec 11, 2017

    On Saturday 9th December, Shaun Roberts (the Liberal Democrats' Director of Campaigns) was the guest speaker at a joint Special General Meeting of Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats and Waveney Liberal Democrats, held in Halesworth. Shaun told us about his history in the party, about the party's campaigning in the general election, and about his plans and hopes for our future campaigning. There was a lively question-and-answer session afterwards, which carried on more informally into the excellent buffet lunch, and which touched on issues as varied as media bias and how to get the point across about Brexit without putting people's backs up. Thank you very much to Shaun for coming to talk to us, and for being so entertaining and informative.