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  • Elfreda
    Article: Nov 20, 2019

    West Suffolk Liberal Democrats confirm that Elfreda Tealby-Watson has returned to the West Suffolk constituency as candidate for the December general election. West Suffolk Liberal Democrat local party covers the West Suffolk District Council area. This includes both West Suffolk and Bury St Edmunds Westminster seats, and part of South Suffolk constituency.

  • Jo Swinson
    Article: Nov 20, 2019

    LIB DEMS BRIGHTER FUTURE CAMPAIGN - 22 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    Speaking to the CBI, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson announced that the Liberal Democrats would scrap business rates entirely to breathe new life into our high streets

    The Liberal Democrats would abolish business rates and replace them with a commercial landowner levy, based on the value of the land only. This would take the cost off businesses and help support our high streets.

  • Luciana Berger
    Article: Nov 20, 2019

    LIB DEMS BRIGHTER FUTURE CAMPAIGN - 22 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    The Liberal Democrats have set out their plans to protect the NHS, by stopping Brexit and investing an extra £35 billion in the health service and social care over the next five years.

    The Liberal Democrats would raise £7 billion a year in additional revenue, ring-fenced for the NHS and social care services, by adding a penny on income tax. On top of this, the party has announced a £10 billion capital fund to upgrade equipment, ambulances, hospitals and other NHS buildings to bring them into the 21st Century.

  • Mental health
    Article: Nov 19, 2019

    LIB DEMS BRIGHTER FUTURE CAMPAIGN - 23 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    End Mental Health Injustice.

    Day in, day out, millions of people are affected by mental health issues across the country. But when they ask for help, it's often not available.

    The NHS has been driven to crisis point by chronic under investment by the Tories. Their reckless pursuit of Brexit means we have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

  • Empty Homes
    Article: Nov 19, 2019

    LIB DEMS BRIGHTER FUTURE CAMPAIGN - 23 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    Lib Dems announce plans to tackle the growing number of long-term empty homes in East and Mid Suffolk Districts

    The Liberal Democrats have announced that they would allow local councils to increase council tax by up to 500% on empty homes that are left empty long-term.

  • NHS STAFF
    Article: Nov 18, 2019

    LIB DEMS BRIGHTER FUTURE CAMPAIGN - 24 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    NHS nurse vacancies in England rise to more than 43,000 - a record high.

    WHAT DO THE TORIES DO?

    PLEDGE a Tory nurse tax - an immigration visa & health surcharge rise

    The Liberal Democrats have slammed reports that Boris Johnson's Conservatives have pledged to make all those permanently relocating to the UK to pay an increased surcharge of £625, further increasing what was dubbed by the Liberal Democrats the 'nurse tax'.

  • childpoverty
    Article: Nov 18, 2019

    LIB DEMS BRIGHTER FUTURE CAMPAIGN - 24 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    Lib Dems commit £6 billion per year to strengthen welfare system

    The Liberal Democrats have announced bold proposals to invest £6 billion per year to strengthen the welfare system over the next Parliament.
    This forms part of the party's ambitious plans to build a brighter future.

  • Trees
    Article: Nov 17, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 25 DAYS TO POLLING DAy

    Lib Dems announce plans to plant 60 million trees a year

    Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson planted a tree in Hampstead yesterday (16 November), as the party announced its ambitious proposals to undertake the largest tree-planting programme in UK history. A Liberal Democrat government will plant 60 million trees every year, increasing UK forest cover by 1 million hectares by 2045.

  • bird logo
    Article: Nov 16, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 26 DAYS TO POLLING DAy

    Central Suffolk & North Ipswich Parliamentary Election - 12th December 2019

    James Sandbach says

    BIN BREXIT AND MOVE ON

    Liberal Democrats will:

    Prioritise the Climate Emergency and invest £100 billion to tackle climate change

    Invest in Young People and in early years child care

  • World on fire climate change 1
    Article: Nov 15, 2019

    CAMPAIGN 2019 - 27 DAYS TO POLLING DAy

    STOPPING THE BREXIT CATASTROPHE MAY BE OUR IMMEDIATE CONCERN BUT TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND SAVING THE PLANET IS BY FAR OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE

    We are in a climate emergency and the world needs urgent action. Australia bush fires, Venice flooding, California forest fires, UK floods. Global warming will not respect national boundaries, walls, barriers or species.

    That's why we need a Liberal Democrat government to be part of a European and international response.