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  • Baroness Ludford
    Article: Sep 19, 2020

    Federal Party Autumn Conference 2020 - Preview of Day Two, Saturday 26th September

    Federal Conference commences at 10am on Saturday with a Q & A session on Foreign Affairs and post Brexit transition period. Final line up of the Panel awaited but include two Lib Dem Peers, Baronesses Northover and Ludford*

  • Register for Conference
    Article: Sep 16, 2020

    Federal Party Autumn Conference 2020 - Preview of Day One, 25th September

    DAY ONE AT OUR ONLINE AUTUMN CONFERENCE

    THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ONLINE AUTUMN CONFERENCE KICKS OFF ON FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER AT AT 14.15.

    MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS CAN SIGN UP TO SECURE A SPACE BY CLICKING THIS LINK AND REGISTERING:

  • Penny Otton outside Thurston Community College
    Article: Sep 16, 2020
    By Penny Otton

    The Government's sudden U-turn on A Level results, after days of uncertainty for Suffolk students, has been welcomed by opposition councillors at Suffolk County Council. 
Cllr Penny Otton commented at the time: "The past few days have been completely chaotic, and I imagine very distressing for students and their parents. Although we welcome the Government's U-turn on A Level results, I am shocked at the way this situation has been handled. There is a big issue here about the Government not listening to professionals and refusing to trust teachers.

  • New Access Route At Needham Market Station
    Article: Sep 16, 2020
    By Wendy Marchant
    Liberal Democrats, Cllr. Mike Norris, Sylvia Watson and Wendy Marchant, were part of a successful campaign which met regularly over a 3 year period to improve access facilities for everyone using Needham Market Rail Station. Funding has now been agreed from Greater Anglia Rail, Suffolk County Council and a local charity.
    When the work is complete, rail users will no longer have the current difficulties created by the steps at each end of the existing subway to the Ipswich bound platform. opposite. This will benefit everyone especially those with mobility problems, struggling with heavy suitcases or bags, pushing buggies, or bicycles etc
  • make Votes Mater votes no seats (make Votes matter)
    Article: Sep 10, 2020

    If anyone had any doubts about the need for PR for Westminster Elections then Johnson's flagrant disregard for the rule of law must tip the balance.

    Having been proven to have illegally suspended Parliament, Johnson and his supine cabinet of incompetents are now set course on the ultimate No Deal Brexit blame game. Bring forth a Bill to drive a coach and horses through the UK/ EU Withdrawal Agreement, threaten to breach international law, cause maximum chaos and hope that the EU will unilaterally disengage from trade talks.

  • Autumn Conference 2020 will be 100% virtual
    Article: Sep 4, 2020

    Federal Party Autumn Conference - online

    Friday 25th September - Monday 28th September 2020

    The continuing Covid-19 pandemic means that the Party will not be convening its Autumn Federal Conference in Brighton as planned but will convene online on 25th September and be held over the following four days.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2020

    Six week Consultation covering the coast from Holkham in Norfolk to Felixstowe in Suffolk

    Consultation Period 4th September to 5pm 16th October 2020

    What is this consultation about?

    A partnership of East Suffolk Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council, the Broads Authority, and the Coastal Partnership East Team is seeking views on the proposed content of the draft Coastal Adaptation Supplementary Planning Document.

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    Article: Aug 31, 2020

    Pandemic has made young people's mental health worse

    Young Minds research exposes the pressure Covid-19 is having on the young.

    Survey of 2,036 young people in June and July investigated the mental health impact of Covid-19 and showed that many are under increasing pressure and struggling to get the right support.

  • Children yellow block
    Article: Aug 29, 2020

    Woodbridge Children's Centre to close as Tory cuts and closure plans are approved

    The Woodbridge Caterpillar Children's Centre and Chatterbox in Ipswich will shut as part of the Suffolk County Council's cabinet plans to revamp the 38 children's centres. Suffolk County Council closed nine centres in 2015 and under the currently approved plans, two more centres would be close and nine would become nurseries, leaving 27 full or part-time "family hubs".

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Aug 27, 2020

    Ed Davey elected as new Lib Dem Leader

    East Suffolk Liberal Democrats congratulate Ed Davey on his election as Party Leader

    Ed Davey has been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats. In an short announcement at 11.30am today Party President Mark Pack declared that Ed Davey had been elected with 42,756 votes to Layla Moran with 24,564. (57.6% of the party membership voted).