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  • Meeting members of the Vison Youth Cafe in front of their legal graffiti wall
    Article: Jun 24, 2019

    Baroness Grender has written to Lord Agnew, a minister in the Department for Education, stating that the Liberal Democrats "are not willing to stand by and let the voices of young people be unheard for any longer".

    Speaking ahead of the debate in the House of Lords, Olly Grender said: "For far too long the Tories have ignored young people and the issues that affect them most. The Liberal Democrats have called not only on the Government to support a package of measures that would genuinely improve the lives of young people, but also to create a UK Young People's Strategy Council which would put young people's voices at the heart of the executive. From Brexit to the housing crisis, from our cash-strapped education system to the climate emergency, the Tories are ignoring what young people care about. Liberal Democrats demand better. It is time the Tory cabinet was held to account by young people themselves. If they won't listen to us, they must at least listen to those whose futures will be wrecked if they don't change course."

  • New Lib Dem Councillors outside Mid Suffolk offices Ipswich after local election 2019
    Article: Jun 22, 2019
    Congratulations to re-elected Mid Suffolk District Councillors John Field, Penny Otton and Mike Norris as well as newly elected Steve Phillips and Keith Scarff. A big thank you to all those who stood as candidates.
    Mid Suffolk District Council experienced one of the most dramatic election counts in recent history as a single vote effectively decided the outcome of the election. The Tories held the St Peter ward in Stowmarket against the Lib Dems by just ONE vote and as a result the Conservatives (16) and Independents (1) hold 17 seats while the Greens (12) and Liberal Democrats (5) also hold 17 seats if they unite.
    The biggest shock came when the Conservative council leader Nick Gowrley lost his Combs Ford seat to Liberal Democrat Keith Scarff.

    Councillor Penny Otton hands over the leadership of the Liberal Democrat's to Councillor John Field at the Mid Suffolk offices following the elections on May the 2nd.

    Penny said "Now with a council in no overall control it is important the Lib Dems will have a significant influence in how the council is run and the decisions that it makes. John has a lot of experience and fully understands the financial situation and will be excellent at holding the Conservative administration to account."

  • Ros Scott and Wendy Marchant at Wendy's retirement - 2019
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Local Liberal Democrats, family and friends, gathered recently at the Lion in Needham Market to mark the retirement of Wendy Marchant after nearly 30 years of devoted service as a Liberal Democrat Mid Suffolk District Councillor. Former Lib Dem President Baroness Ros Scott of Needham Market thanked Wendy for her long standing service to both the Liberal Democrat Party and the local community.

    Wendy and Baroness Ros Scott