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Recent updates

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  • EU flag & bird of liberty
    Article: May 21, 2017

    Liberal Democrats recognise the result of the 2016 referendum on the European Union, which gave the government a mandate to start negotiations to leave. But the referendum didn't ask for people's views on the shape of our future relationship with the EU on issues such as trade, travel or security.

    We believe that leaving the single market, ending freedom of movement and abandoning the customs union will make the UK poorer, and that this hard Brexit is not the outcome that many leave voters wanted. Already, the value of the pound has fallen, inflation has risen, growth in the economy has slowed, and the government has increased borrowing to fill the gap in lost tax revenue. A hard Brexit is the wrong choice for the country, and Liberal Democrats will fight to prevent it.

  • Front Cover Manifesto
    Article: May 20, 2017

    In the introduction to the Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2017, Tim Farron stresses that Theresa May's Conservative Party is likely to win the General Election on 8th June, while the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn offers only a continuation of the weak and ineffectual opposition that we have seen in the current parliament. Yet governments without strong opposition are bad governments.

  • Notice: Meet Aidan Van de Weyer, parliamentary candidate for Central Suffolk & North Ipswich
    Article: May 20, 2017
  • James Sandbach
    Article: May 17, 2017
    I'm a Liberal Democrat because we're a Party that puts "community politics" first. As a Town Councillor in Saxmundham, I've become very familiar with local issues that I'd like to take to Westminster, including:
    • addressing the problem of hidden rural poverty
    • improving rail and road transport links, broadband speeds and mobile networks coverage
    • getting a better deal for rural local government and public services
    • restraining Sizewell
  • Aidan Van de Weyer
    Article: May 11, 2017

    Liberal Democrat members and supporters met at Henley on Tuesday evening to adopt Aidan Van de Weyer as Central Suffolk & North Ipswich Coastal parliamentary candidate for the General Election on 8th June.

    Aidan is a leading campaigner on rural transport issues, especially bus services and active modes such as cycling. He helped retain the main regular bus route for his villages and has been instrumental in successfully building up a network of rural cycle routes. He has worked on putting in place protections for some of the most important green spaces in Cambridgeshire, including an historic nature reserve and one of the largest village greens in the country. Alongside an active role in local politics, he works as a business and IT consultant for small companies.

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. The Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint is held on 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 or by telephone on 07545 423837.

DateJun17 Suffolk County Councillor chat logo

Woodbridge County Councillor Surgery with Caroline Page (Lib Dem)

Saturday 17th June, 9 a.m to 11 a.m.

Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT

DateJun21 Woodbridge & District

Woodbridge & District Lib Dem Pint

Wednesday 21st June, 7 p.m. onwards

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

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