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West Suffolk Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Feb 8, 2019
    In East Anglian Daily Times

    Caroline Page, Liberal Democrat Suffolk County Councillor, has issued a stark warning that Suffolk County Council is totally unprepared for Brexit.

    Read the full report in the East Anglian Daily Times.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2019
    By Chris Lale

    Politicians and pressure groups always seem to talk in terms of targets. But what are the different targets and what do they mean. Here is an attempt to explain.

    1 DEGREE C

    This is where we are now. The world is already 1 degree C warmer than pre-industrial levels. Last year saw hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires. We are now heading towards 1.5 degree C.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2019

    HIGHWAYS: POTHOLES

    Suffolk County Council has paid out thousands of pounds to people in Bury St Edmunds who have fallen over on badly maintained pavements. Local Lib Dem campaigner Ed Allen says "It's shocking that in four years only 10% of the claims for compensation have been successful.

    "Even if any highways repairs are carried out, the slap-dash quality of them means that the repairs do not last very long."

  • Event: Mar 14, 2019 7:30 PM
    Upstairs Room, Oakes Barn, Bury St Edmunds

    West Suffolk Liberal Democrat members, supporters and friends in reach of Bury St Edmunds are welcome to our regular drop-in sessions. They are a chance to get the latest news, and to help shape policy and planning, as well as to chat about politics.

    Find us in the upstairs room at Oakes Barn, Bury St Edmunds (near Waitrose)
    from 7:30PM on the second Thursday of each month (except for February 2019 when Oakes Barn is not available).

  • Opinion poll: Jan 25, 2019
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  • CO2 emissions still rising
    Article: Jan 25, 2019

    We only have twelve years left to radically alter our impact on the planet and to limit the climate change dangers of extreme weather, drought, floods and poverty.

    It is already ten years since parliament passed the Climate Change Act. It was a radical piece of legislation - made more radical by Lib Dem input.

    Lib Dem MP and former Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: "For the first time, the Act set meaningful and achievable targets to help us decarbonise. It's a model that has been adopted all over the world. The biggest Lib Dem successes came on renewables and European co-operation "

  • Article: Jan 23, 2019

    Liberal Democrats are open and outward-looking. We passionately believe that Britain is better off in the EU.

    We acknowledge the result of the 2016 referendum, but we believe the final decision should be made by the British people, not by politicians.

    If you agree, please write to your MP and urge him or her to support a People's Vote.

  • Document: Jan 23, 2019
  • West Suffolk not meeting its target for A&E waits.
    Article: Jan 21, 2019

    West Suffolk NHS is facing an even worse winter than last year when West Suffolk Hospital became 100% full.

    This Autumn, West Suffolk Hospital missed its targets for cancer care (target 62 days) and planned operations and care (target 18 weeks).

    Helen Korfanty says: "The Conservatives have left the NHS chronically underfunded while need continues to grow and patient care suffers."

  • Article: Jan 20, 2019

    The Observer today published an account of the discussion held between cabinet ministers Michael Gove and David Lidington. and senior LibDems on Thursday in thhe Cabinet Office. The full article can be read here.