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  • child poverty
    Article: Jul 13, 2020

    FOCUS on POVERTY IN BRITAIN

    2,483 children under 16 admitted to hospital this year with MALNUTRITION reports Layla Moran MP

    Lib Dem leadership candidate Layla Moran MP has collated this 'shocking' data on hospital admissions from 50 English hospital trusts in a FoI request.

    Almost 2,500 children have been admitted to hospital with malnutrition in the first six months of the year - double the number over the same period last year - prompting fresh concern that families are struggling to afford to feed themselves and that the pandemic has intensified the problem.

  • Article: Jul 10, 2020
    By Tim Lockington

    St Margarets and Westgate Councillor Inga Lockington and her fellow LibDem and Green county councillors spoke up at the County Council Meeting (8th June) and voted to halt Sizewell C construction, and its long-term toxic, unnecessary, and destructive impact on the Suffolk Coast.

    County Councillor, Caroline Page notes, "This motion was voted down 50 to 12, with 4 abstentions. What a shame that both Suffolk Conservatives and Suffolk Labour found spurious reasons to join together and vote this motion down. 'Mitigation' is not a concept you can realistically propose when looking at the deliberate destruction of our age-old countryside and all the businesses it supports."

  • Article: Jul 9, 2020

    Sizewell C Development Consent Order application hits the Planning Inspectorate's desk, but what now for its future?

    By Jon James

    This week householders in parts of East Suffolk coastal areas have received a summary of EDFs proposals for Sizewell nuclear plant as the planning application is accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

  • make Votes Mater votes no seats (make Votes matter)
    Article: Jul 6, 2020

    Electoral reform debated in the House of Commons

    Earlier last month, the Liberal Democrat Constitutional Spokesperson, Wendy Chamberlain MP called an adjpurnement debate where she demolished the arguments for First Past the Post. This was the first time since 2016 that the need for equal votes was debated in the House of Commons, and it was long overdue.

  • Lib Dem Leadership Contest
    Article: Jul 1, 2020

    LIB DEM LEADERSHIP ELECTION 2020

    Last month has been the biggest month in membership recruitment for the Liberal Democrats of 2020.

    People are already excited to have their say in the upcoming leadership election and they are joining us to vote for the candidate that they believe in

    Already, Ed Davey and Layla Moran have inspired lots of people to join the Liberal Democrats.

  • Children drawing
    Article: Jun 30, 2020

    Focus on Poverty in Britain in the 21st century

    In our series of articles on Poverty in 21st century Britain we have drawn on research and the experiences of those on the front line.

    In this interview by ATD Fourth World with "Annie" the focus is on the link between poverty and child protection.

    Child Protection Under Covid-19: 'Parents Are Simply on Their Knees'

  • Desalination_plant.JPG Barcelona Spain
    Article: Jun 27, 2020

    East Suffolk - the coastal district in the driest part of the UK with average rainfall below 600mm each year

    Oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface and contain 97% of the Earth's water.

    Less than one percent of the Earth's water is fresh water and 2-3% is contained in the glaciers and ice caps.

    66% of the worlds inhabitants could live in water-stressed conditions by 2025

  • Greater Anglia train
    Article: Jun 25, 2020
    By Oliver Holmes

    Grant Shapps, the Transport Minister, yesterday told a select committee that the incredibly complex and costly rail franchise system, set up by the Tories nearly 30 years ago, will be a casualty of Covid. The Greater Anglia franchise (made up of Dutch company Abellio and Japanese firm Mitsui), which provides all rail services in Suffolk, is unlikely to survive in its present format. Lib Dems have always opposed the franchise system, which has not only failed to provide promised market efficiencies, but has left East Anglian passengers with under-capitalised lines providing unreliable services at high ticket prices.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2020

    Extend the Brexit transition period say Lib Dems as another deadline looms

    Bank of England governor urges banks to step up no-deal Brexit plans

    CBI says British firms do not have the resilience to cope with a no-deal Brexit after the battering of the coronavirus crisis.

    The Lib Dems said, At a time when our NHS, jobs, and the economy are already struggling, it would be unthinkable to rush through a bad deal, or worse get no deal at all.

  • Alistair Carmichael MP
    Article: Jun 20, 2020

    As reported in the Guardian Saturday 20th June, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael, said: "Given the prime minister has for nine months sat on the intelligence committee report into Russian interference of our democracy, his decision to delay nominations to the committee raises serious ethical questions.