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Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats

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  • Jo Swinson quote
    Article: Oct 18, 2019

    Boris Johnson announced yesterday that he has agreed a Brexit deal with the EU. But the fight to stop Brexit is far from over. If the Johnson deal passes the UK is heading for 'fairly hard' Brexit.

    Lib Dem Leader Jo Swinson MP said, The proposed deal will be bad for our economy, bad for our public services and bad for environmental standards. Just like every version of Brexit, this is a bad deal. Johnson's deal is nowhere near as good as the deal we have now, as a member of the EU. That is why I am more determined than ever to stop Brexit. That is why Liberal Democrats will be arguing that any deal should go back to the public in a People's Vote.

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    Article: Oct 15, 2019

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    Halesworth and District Lib Dems Group present

    Confessions of a Spin Doctor

    Wednesday 23rd October 2019

    'The Stables' at the rear of 'The Angel Hotel, Halesworth at 7.00 PM

    Wine and nibbles will be provided.

    Please RSVP to or tel 07483322821

    Whitehall's longest serving communications director, Simon MacDowall who served six secretaries of state and seven permanent secretaries in three government departments (1999-2011) will entertain and inform us with an illustrated talk on the realities of balancing the interaction between politics and the news media. He will also reflect on the rapidly changing communications landscape and its impact on modern political discourse in the current political climate.

  • Peoples vote march 2019
    Article: Oct 15, 2019


    Next Saturday, as Parliament sits for the first time on a Saturday in 37 years to try and sort the Brexit mess, a massive People's Vote march will be taking place. MPs will be able to hear the end of the rally in Parliament Square

    The Lib Dems will be marching in support of a People's Vote with the very clear aim to stop Brexit.

  • Reactor
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    Sizewell C

    East Suffolk Lib Dems response to Stage 4 Consultation

    The local East Suffolk party which covers the area of the East Suffolk District Council has submitted its response to EDF Energy on what is expected to be the final stage of the Sizewell C consultation process.

    East Suffolk Liberal Democrats (ESDL) has made clear its opposition to the proposal to construct a new nuclear power station at Sizewell via EDF's previous consultations. ESLD oppose the proposal in its entirety because the construction of a new power station will cause significant environmental, economic and social damage to the local and wider East Suffolk area:

  • Save Our Buses
    Article: Oct 9, 2019

    Lib Dems respond to Chancellor's infrastructure funding announcement on an investment in roads and the creation of a national bus strategy

    "With the number of bus journeys at the lowest level in over a decade, a national bus strategy is an important step towards improving local bus services. For it to succeed, it has to be backed by financial support to local areas said LGA Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Howard Sykes.

  • Brexit isnt working#StopBrexit
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    Brexit continues to cause damage to the economy

    Every day that passes since the 2016 Referendum, the UK is hit by its consequential impact, locally, nationally and internationally. Brexiteers can continue to claim that the decision to Leave has had nil impact on the country's economy and jobs but the evidence is clear, the UK is no longer the welcoming, open nation and individuals are taking action to protect their lives, their businesses and investments and the future of their families. This reckless Brexit government are hellbent on dragging us out into the cold just as the impact of Johnson's fellow traveller Trump's trade war begins to bite and recessions loom. There is only one way to stop the damaging uncertainty and that is to STOP BREXIT and Revoke Article 50. We are still only at stage one in what will continue to be an endless war of words and bitter negotiations for years to come. For everyone's sake. Liberal Democrats are saying - end this mess now and REMAIN in the EU with the best Deal we have ever had.

    Article: Oct 5, 2019

    Demand For Food Banks Soars In Areas The Longer Universal Credit Exists, New Analysis Reveals

    Trussell Trust chief says the benefits programme is "pushing people into debt, homelessness and destitution."

    Based on a report in the Huffington Post UK by Aasma Day

    In areas where Universal Credit has been implemented for at least a year, demand for food banks has increased 30%, a new report from the Trussell Trust reveals.

  • Gary Kitching (East Suffolk Lib Dems)
    Article: Oct 4, 2019

    United Against Crime - the Liberal Democrats Crime and Policing Policy

    A Partnership Approach to building Communities that are Safe and Feel Safe

    By GARY KITCHING - October 4th 2019

    After 9 years of Conservative Government our public services are failing. Effective public services are critical for communities to grow and prosper. They are essential part of the community partnership that will support an environment where people are well educated, properly supported and are safe and feel safe. Within this partnership a key player is Police Service whose primary missions are the promotion of community safety and protecting the vulnerable.

  • Chuka Ummuna
    Article: Oct 1, 2019

    Chuka Umunna explains the Lib Dem position on votes of no confidence

    This post, taken from Chuka Umunna's Facebook page and will be of interest to many visitors to this site, some of whom have expressed their concern that Liberal democrat votes will put Jeremy corbyn into No10 albeit temporary.

    'I've read with some interest talk about a Vote Of No Confidence in the Government being tabled this coming week by the SNP in Parliament.

  • Lib dems Join (Lib Dems .org)
    Article: Sep 16, 2019

    The super-rich are also importing more luxury cars ahead of the Brexit deadline reported the Guardian (12/8) In order to avoid tariffs that might be introduced following a hard Brexit more than 3,800 luxury cars were imported in the past year, a 16% increase on the previous 12 months, according to the law firm Boodle Hatfield.