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West Suffolk Liberal Democrats

  • 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.

  • West Suffolk House (Photo by Helen Korfanty, wslibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Dec 17, 2018

    St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath Councils merge in May 2019

    The ward boundaries will change so that the number of councillors will reduce from 72 to 64. The aim is to make savings of around £800,000 per year.

    • Will fewer councillors mean less representation?
    • How much of the savings will go on increasing the Councillor's allowances rather than spending on local services?
    • How will the new council be led and from where?
  • Article: Nov 28, 2018
    In East Anglian Daily Times

    West Suffolk LibDems condemn the state of mental health services in Suffolk as Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is out into special measures again. Chair of West Suffolk LibDems says'

    "LibDems demand better for the users of mental health services. The link between long waits for treatment and patients self-harming or worse is very worrying. People, our neighbours, are waiting up to five years to be seen, during this time they are at risk of self-harm or even suicide. The Care Quality Commission found "Inspectors found that staff were sometimes 'downgrading' referrals from urgent to routine without ensuring that it was safe to do so. There were instances of people who had significant needs being denied a service and records showed some patients harmed themselves while waiting for contact from clinical staff."

  • Article: Nov 21, 2018

    "I am delighted to have been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London.

    I will show the Lib Dems can offer a fresh alternative

    I will show the Lib Dems can offer a fresh alternative to London's tired two party politics.

    Sadiq Khan isn't delivering the right solutions to violent crime and only the Liberal Democrats can provide a genuinely public health approach. The Tories have shown how out of touch they are with London's values by selecting an illiberal, pro-Brexit candidate.

    Only the Lib Dems have truly stood up for Londoners against Brexit and we will continue to be a strong, liberal voice for our city." Siobhan Benita

  • Article: Nov 20, 2018

    Local government is the bedrock of our communities. It is central to people living happy, healthy and productive lives, and if properly funded, has the potential to solve some of the biggest problems in our society.

    Local government is the bedrock of our communities.

    Local government faces many challenges.

  • Article: Nov 16, 2018

    Within hours of Theresa May speaking to Parliament about the deal she negotiated, hundreds of Lib Dems gathered on Parliament Square to make clear they opposed it.

    For over two years now Liberal Democrats have led the fight to give people the final say on the Brexit deal in a People's Vote, with the option to remain in the EU. And Thursday was a big day. It was the day that turned a People's Vote from a possibility into a probability.