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  • Article: Apr 26, 2016

    The Ipswich Liberal Democrat Candidates for the 2016 Ipswich Borough Elections, the By-Election in Bixley County Election, and Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Election

    Alexandra Ward: Ken Toye

    Bixley Ward: Colin Boyd

    Bridge Ward: Tim Lockington

    Castle Hill Ward: Malcolm Mitchell

    Gipping Ward: Conrad Packwood

  • Article: Apr 26, 2016

    An interview with Helen Korfanty -- Part 2. For more information, see Helen's website at http://www.korfanty.org.uk.

     
    

    What do you think are the biggest challenges that the PCC will have to face?

    Money is a perennial problem, of course, and not everything can be solved by simply increasing council tax (which, in any case, would be financially onerous for those on low incomes). Some sort of balance needs to be found so that service levels can be maintained. The recent cutbacks in police funding have led to the loss of seventy community support officer jobs, and the ending of public access to fifteen police stations in Suffolk. This leaves just three police stations open to the public.

  • Article: Apr 26, 2016

    An interview with Helen Korfanty -- Part 1. For more information, see Helen's website at http://www.korfanty.org.uk.

     
    

    What makes you the best candidate for the post of Suffolk's Police & Crime Commissioner?

    After 33 years of front-line working in the criminal justice system, I have seen first-hand the challenges faced by the police and by all the professionals involved. This means that I can identify where many of the problems lie - and, more importantly, I can identify potential solutions based on experience and understanding, and not just on theory, philosophy or wishful thinking.

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    Article: Mar 18, 2016

    Changes hidden in the Budget will mean the NHS has £650m less to spend on front line services, Liberal Democrat research can reveal.



    The research on the budget, based on analysis from the House of Commons Library, reveals hidden changes to public sector pensions, passing the cost directly to the health service and other public sector bodies.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2016

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    https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

    Keep up-to-date with electoral reform matters at:

    http://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/

  • Document: Feb 4, 2016
  • Article: Jan 16, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have committed to holding the Government to account over the promises David Cameron made in the debate over airstrikes in Syria. The Liberal Democrats believe that the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia continues to be a key concern.

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the antithesis of a liberal state. Despite nods to opening up the democratic process in the recent years, the reality is that this is still a country where nearly all freedoms are restricted.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2016

    Tim Farron wrote to the Prime Minister, together with Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown, Ming Campbell, Kirsty Williams and Willie Rennie setting out five principles against which the Liberal Democrats would judge the case for extension of military action against ISIL in Syria.

    This is an update on the action taken since the Liberal Democrats supported extending military action against ISIL in Syria, and how it relates to these five principles.

  • Article: Jan 9, 2016

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP today accused the Government of using the Paris terror attacks to 'sex up' a letter about the junior doctors strike from the independent Medical Director of NHS England. Tim Farron is also calling for Bruce Keogh and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to both appear before the Health Select Committee.

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    Article: Jan 9, 2016

    Commenting on the Prime Minister's announcement that Government Ministers will be able to campaign on both sides of the European referendum campaign, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said David Cameron needed to show the 'courage of his convictions'.

    Tim Farron said:

    "David Cameron should have the courage of his convictions and make the case we all know he wants to make, that by staying in Europe, Britain can thrive.