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  • Liberal Democrat Policy
    Article: Aug 12, 2016

    One of the distinctive features of the Liberal Democrats is that the members get to vote on the party's policies, and also have an opportunity to be involved in working groups for developing those policies (if they are selected to take part, from amongst those volunteers who apply). So which policy areas are currently under consideration?

  • Your Liberal Britain - card 1
    Article: Aug 10, 2016

    At Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats' recent sessions for Your Liberal Britain, we considered the social problems faced by the UK today. Here is a list (in no particular order) of the main areas of concern that participants identified, and which we think should be accommodated in Liberal Democrat policy:

  • Your Liberal Britain - card 2
    Article: Aug 8, 2016

    Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats held a very successful Your Liberal Britain event this weekend, over two sessions. Twelve members turned up early on Friday evening, and Saturday morning saw an attendance of sixteen, making a total of 23 individuals altogether (since some of us were so keen that we turned up twice). The first session had an equal representation of very new, new-ish and long-standing members, and the second session comprised mainly long-standing members with a scattering of new-ish ones.

  • Nick Clegg
    Article: Aug 1, 2016

    At a recent committee meeting of a local branch of the Liberal Democrats, our party's support for Europe cropped up in conversation, with some expressions of uncertainty about what our pro-Europeanism can hope to achieve in the wake of the Leave result, and about the nature of any steps we might hope to take. What exactly are we asking for when we say that we will continue to fight for Europe? Are we asking for a second referendum? Are we denying the outcome, or proposing that it be ignored? Now that the dust has settled a little after the referendum, what can pro-Europeans do as the Government starts to formulate its plans for Brexit?

  • The New European - issue 4
    Article: Jul 31, 2016

    The New European newspaper, launched as a "pop-up newspaper for the 48%" four weeks ago with an initial plan for just four editions, has announced that it will continue its weekly publication on a rolling basis for as long as there is sufficient public interest. The paper describes itself as "not aligned with old political divisions but with an enthusiasm and love for Europe".

You are invited...

Want to discuss a political topic? Interested in the Liberal Democrats? Or would you just like to have a pleasant get-together with a drink and a chat (politics optional)? Please come along to an informal meet-up with members of our local branches. All welcome - the more, the merrier.

  • Alde Valley Liberal Drinks - the second Saturday of the month, at The Bell Hotel in Saxmundham
  • Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint - the third Wednesday of the month, at The Old Mariner in Woodbridge

If you need help with Suffolk Services, or if you are concerned about local issues, do come along and talk to Caroline Page, Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Woodbridge, who holds a regular monthly surgery on the third Saturday of the month, at Woodbridge Library. (Please note that Caroline does not hold a surgery in August.) You can also contact Caroline by email on caroline.page@suffolk.gov.uk or by telephone on 07545 423837.



DateAug13 Liberal Drinks

Alde Valley Liberal Drinks

Saturday 13th August, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Bell Hotel, 31 High Street, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1AF

DateAug18 LibDemPint logo Woodbridge

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

Wednesday 18th August, 7 p.m. onwards

The Old Mariner, 26 New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX



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