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  • Inga Lockington 2022 Election
    Article: May 6, 2022

    Councillor Inga Lockington has comfortably held her St Margaret's seat on Ipswich Borough Council. The result was as follows:-

    Inga Lockington... 1765

    Conservative.......... 563

    Labour..................... 451

    Green Party............. 215

    Thank you to everyone who voted for Inga and our other candidates in Ipswich. Special mention should be made of Martin Pakes and Giles Turner who both made significant progress in their respective wards of Castle Hill and St John's. If we are able to get an increased number of volunteers to help them over the next 12 months the future looks much brighter for the party in Ipswich.

  • Page: Apr 21, 2022

    St Margaret's Ward (defence of Inga Lockington's Borough Council seat)

    Ipswich constituency

    Candidate Inga Lockington contact 01473 213444

    Target letter based on gained canvassing results starting delivery 30th April all the way through until 4th May

    Castle Hill Ward (aiming for improved vote - more than 250 - ideally second place)

  • Inga Lockington head and shoulders 2/21
    Article: Mar 26, 2022
    By Councillor Inga Lockington
    Cllr. Inga Lockington says: "Why not join many people from around the World today Saturday by turning off your lights for an hour. If you have a Solar Light or candle you can turn it on. Have a read of how people around the world will be celebrating the hour. We share this one Earth and this year we can spend the hour thinking about Ukraine and its people & wherever there is suffering around the world."
  • Spring statement 2022 ()
    Article: Mar 25, 2022

    A Better Liberal Democrat Alternative.

    Cutting VAT
    Liberal Democrats want to cut the standard rate of VAT from 20% to 17.5% - saving the average family £600 every year.
    Windfall Tax
    We'd force big oil and gas companies to pay their fair share, and use that money to:

    Double the Warm Home Discount and extend it to everyone on Pension Credit and Universal Credit
    Double the Winter Fuel Allowance
    Roll out an emergency home insulation programme
    Support small businesses in energy-intensive industries.

    Scrapping unfair tax hikes
    Under our plans, we'd ditch the hike on National Insurance and the stealth Income Tax rise implemented by the Tories freezing thresholds.
    Universal Credit
    Britain deserves a fairer deal. And the Liberal Democrats are fighting for that in Parliament, in the media and on the doorstep. And we called on the Chancellor to raise benefits in line with the true level of inflation - currently at 6.2% - rather than a paltry 3.1%.

    Rishi Sunak can put out as many expensively-produced spin videos as he wants. But we know he's turned his back on the British people.

    Britain deserves a fairer deal. And the Liberal Democrats are fighting for that in Parliament, in the media and on the doorstep in Suffolk.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2022

    Yesterday was a good day for all those who have argued that we should be clamping down on Putin's cronies.

    Liberal Democrats secured a significant win in emergency legislation being fast-tracked through Parliament to deal with dirty Russian money in the UK.

    Liberal Democrats have secured concession after concession from the Conservative Government when it comes to finally taking action on dirty Russian money in our country.

  • Conrad with lockdown hair
    Article: Feb 20, 2022

    Inspired by an article in Byline Times an Ipswich Liberal Democrat member has written about his disability and experiences during the Covid pandamic. This is his story in his own words.

    My name is Conrad and I am just an ordinary average guy, 55 years old who has lived alone in the St Margaret's ward of Ipswich for 34 years. Despite living with Cerebral Palsy, being deaf since birth and rheumatoid arthritis from 2012 I have loved every moment of it. I also have a speech impediment which means some people don't understand me. Just recently the NHS finally upgraded me to Bluetooth enabled digital hearing aids and nothing can stop me now. I'm a Liberal Democrat member since 'Oh Jeremy Corbyn' became Labour Party leader in 2015!

    Now where should I begin?

    The first lockdown was beneficial for me because I stopped seeing my sister, Lesley (a good thing) and my wonderful Mum, (a bad thing). Before the Covid-19 pandemic Lesley and I argued all the time.

    Since lockdowns, my relationship with my sister has improved dramatically so I'm quite pleased with myself and Lesley has a better understanding of my disabilities and capabilities .

    The first part of the year was quiet. Along came the coronavirus pandemic crisis which triggered my political activities going round and round in my head. I am a political awakening fellow but won't talk about it for much longer - I'm under strict prohibited order by my elder sister! The infamous lovable Les.

    During the first national lockdown, I was very busy on Facebook. updating and posting, Binge watching on Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, Disney+ and Britbox, making the most out of my lockdown freedom without my sister. I had fun political talking and gardening with Andrew the most useful and friendly gardener in Ipswich but I didn't have my cleaner Leanne, most of the time. Nor could I dye or my hair or get a hair cut for three months.

    Then freedom at last which only lasted five months. During the freedom saga I managed to see all my friends, ate out, watched films and even went to Colchester Zoo.

    Now the second English lockdown which I was totally against. Same thing over again for a month in November.

    The second year of Covid chaos and political correctness had gone spiralling out of control because of the combination of Brexit and coronavirus!

    January 2021 was the worst month ever for Covid infection cases and deaths at the same time and Brexit has continued to tamper with the economy and my life along with the coronavirus.

  • Inga Lockington head and shoulders 2/21
    Article: Jan 25, 2022
    By Councillor Inga Lockington
    Concerning today's article on Special Education NEEDS in EADT and Ipswich Star Councillor Inga Lockington writes:-
    "It is sad to see Cllr. Hood's comment that one reason why the Appeals are so high is that they are dealing with a remnant of "historic" complaints. I wonder how this "remnant" of pupils and their families have been getting on during the time it has taken to be heard.
  • Article: Jan 17, 2022

    A series of free to attend, direct engagement events taking place across the East of England designed to hear what you, our members, have to say.

    Each event will be opened via live stream on a giant screen by an independent political commentator. Adam Boulton (until recently Editor at large for Sky News) will open the first roadshow on Thursday 17 February in Bury St Edmunds.

  • clegg_jobs
    Article: Jan 3, 2022

    New analysis from the cross-party East of England Local Government Association (EELGA) shows that the East region has missed out on key Government funding.

    EELGA represents all 50 local authorities across the East and they wrote to HM Treasury prior to the Chancellor's Autumn Budget, outlining five key priorities for the region and making the case for further investment into the region's diverse communities.

  • Article: Dec 7, 2021
    By Councillor Oliver Holmes

    Domestic waste going into black bins in Ipswich has increased 10% in the last two years (now 601 kilos each year for each household). Food waste makes up 37% of the total but nearly all of it can be composted using a special "hot bin". These bins turn the waste into a highly fertile garden compost which reduces the amount of waste going to the incinerator at Great Blakenham. The 100 litre bins, which the manufacturer's state are fly and rodent proof, are smaller than a standard bin and are placed in the garden. The Suffolk Waste Partnership heavily subsidise the bins and full details are on the Recycle for Suffolk website - https://getcomposting.com/en-gb/hotbin-mini-100-litre-compost- bin-hotbinminisub

    So, reduce your waste, reduce carbon and grow better plants.