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West Suffolk Liberal Democrats

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  • Group of West Suffolk Liberal Democrats at the Pu It To The People March 23rd March 2019
    Article: Mar 24, 2019
    By John Derry

    Two double-decker buses left Bury St Edmunds terminus bound for the Put It To The People March in London on Saturday March 23rd. Aboard were a group of West Suffolk Liberal Democrats who were determined to make their voices heard and banners seen in the mass movement against the Brexit shambles. LibDem policy is to withdraw article 50 if there's no decision to extend the negotiations and no possibility of a further peoples vote on the deal. As they slowly moved from Hyde Park Corner to Parliament Square the crowd chanted for Mrs May to "give the people the final say" and some less flattering suggestions as to what the fate of Brexit should be! Many were also demanding Article 50 be revoked.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2019
    By Chris Lale

    Brexit petition crashes parliament.uk petition website

    The petition to revoke Article 50 really took off yesterday (Thursday) and reached 1,000,000 signatures - the fastest in history.


    So many people wanted to sign that it crashed repeatedly as a result of so much traffic to the site. The petition, which was started a month ago, grew significantly overnight after Theresa May's widely-criticised speech on Downing Street.

  • Layla Moran's Twitter avatar
    Article: Mar 21, 2019
    Revoke Article 50! Sign the petition now. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584
    It's already over 1.75 million and rising fast. West Suffolk signatories are down in the region of 1.28% of voters. Lets' push that figure up and send a clear message to Matt Hancock and Jo Churchill before the next "Meaningful Vote" on Tuesday. Our neighbours in South Cambridgeshire have reached over 4% and in Layla Moran's Oxford West and Abingdon well over 5% of the electorate have added their names.
  • Sudden Drop Leaflet
    Article: Mar 7, 2019
    By John Derry


    As you are all aware MPs are likely to vote next week on the May Brexit deal. This weekend might be the final chance to influence voters ahead of that vote.

    We don't yet know if there will be an extension of Article 50, or indeed the chance of a Peoples Vote.

    So the Regional Party has commissioned another leaflet to go out this weekend, to try to garner support for the LibDems position. It is in all our interests to deliver as many of these leaflets as we can. 20,000 of the leaflets will be available for delivery in West Suffolk (if you are elsewhere in Suffolk, but want to help, then please contact info@wslibdems.org.uk and we can put you in touch).

    If you have an hour or two (or more!) available this weekend, or early next week, and would be happy to deliver some leaflets, then please send a message to info@wslibdems.org.uk, or chair@wslibdems.org.uk. We will have numerous collection points throughout West Suffolk, so will make it as easy as possible to get the leaflets to you. If you've never dropped leaflets before we can put you with an experienced deliverer.

  • 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.