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  • Inga Lockington at conference
    Article: Sep 19, 2017

    The following motion has been passed:-

    Conference notes that in August 2017 the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) Committee found that the UK Government's cuts to social security and other support for deaf and disabled people had caused "a human catastrophe" which was "totally neglecting the vulnerable situation that people with disabilities nd themselves in" and, taken with the UK Government's refusal to either recognise or implement the recommendations of the previous inquiry by the UN CRPD Committee in 2016, concluded that the Conservative Government had committed "grave, systematic violations of the rights of person with disabilities".

  • Tim Lockington
    Article: Sep 17, 2017

    Councillor Inga Lockington and Dr Tim Lockington from Ipswich are two of the people interviewed at the Liberal Democrat conferencein Bournmouth.

    Inga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDIbolEoyPg&feature=youtu.be

    Tim - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHOksZMdri4&feature=youtu.be

  • Conrad - winner
    Article: Sep 14, 2017

    Local member Conrad Packwood now has a significant role on the Liberal Democrats Disability Association as administrator for their web site and Facebook page. You can view the web page here:-


    Our photo is of Conrad when he was a winner in one of our competitions at our Annual General Meeting. Talking of which our next AGM has been fixed for Friday 10th November. Email us for further details via info@ipswichlibdems.org.uk

  • Ed Packard and team
    Article: Sep 8, 2017
    By Edward Packard in First published on https://edpackard.wordpress.com

    I'd like to thank all of the voters who turned out to vote for me yesterday, or who sent in postal vote for me - I'm sorry I couldn't push Labour and the Conservatives a bit harder, but I will continue to fight for a more liberal Ipswich.

    Congratulations to Sarah Adams (Labour), the new County Councillor for St. John's, and thanks to Sarah and James (Conservative) for the decent spirit in which the by-election was contested. Residents certainly appreciated having different parties out and about in the Division.

  • Article: Aug 21, 2017
    By Chris Wrathall

    Ten years after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, the follow-up film shows how close we are to a real energy revolution. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is being shown at the Empire Cinema in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre in Ipswich at 11:15 and 19:45 until Thursday 24.08.17. This is Al Gore's latest statement on Climate Change and the 2015 Paris agreement. Viewing is highly recommended for all Lib Dems. Check out the trailer here. For more information on the Liberal Democrats' views and vision for the environment, go to https://www.libdems.org.uk/environment.

  • Ed Packard
    Article: Aug 11, 2017

    Ipswich Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that Edward Packard will be standing as the party's candidate in the St. John's Division County Council by-election, to be held on 7 September. Edward is a historian and works as a Lecturer at the University. He was born in Ipswich and has lived in the town since 2013. He is often involved in community engagement events that both commemorate the past and encourage tolerance in the present. If elected, Edward promises to listen to the concerns of all residents and offer an inclusive approach to local politics.

  • Oliver Holmes
    Article: Jul 28, 2017
    By Councillor Oliver Holmes
    Ipswich MP, Sandy Martin, called into question the validity of the proposed new bridge over the Orwell within hours of being elected. Perhaps naively, he suggested Ipswich needed a reallocation of funding towards a northern bypass although it is now universally accepted (including within the Ipswich Labour group) that this cannot happen. So where do we stand in relation to the three new crossings over the River Orwell?
  • Ipswich Waterfont
    Article: Jul 28, 2017
    By Oliver Holmes
    Associated British Ports have recently updated Ipswich Borough Council on their plans for the redevelopment of the island site on the Ipswich Waterfront. Cllrs. Inga Lockington and Oliver Holmes attended the presentation. Essentially, improving the access to the island will provide an opportunity for major development of the site which must be very positive for Ipswich.
  • Survey: Jul 26, 2017
    11 questions

    The local Liberal Democrats are conducting this survey in order to assist us in developing our policies and campaigns in Ipswich. Any help you are able to give is much appreciated.

    Your name and email address are requested in order that we can check the responses are valid. We may contact you in the future as a result of your completing this survey.

  • Liberal Democrat MPs elected June 2017
    Article: Jun 10, 2017

    Introducing the new Liberal Democrat team of 12 MPs, representing constituencies from Orkney to Eastbourne.

    Thank you for each and every vote for the Liberal Democrats nationally, and to everyone who has helped the Liberal Democrat campaign in any way in these seats and across the country.

    • Tom Brake, Carshalton
    • Vince Cable, Twickenham
    • Alistair Carmichael, Orkney and Shetland
    • Edward Davey, Kingston and Surbiton
    • Tim Farron, Westmorland and Lonsdale
    • Wera Hobhouse, Bath
    • Christine Jardine, Edinburgh West
    • Norman Lamb, North Norfolk
    • Stephen Lloyd, Eastbourne
    • Layla Moran, Oxford West and Abingdon
    • Jamie Stone, Caithness
    • Jo Swinson, Dunbartonshire East