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  • 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
  • Adrian at Ipswich Hospital
    Article: Jun 7, 2017

    Research by the Liberal Democrats has shown that over 10,000 operations were cancelled due to hospital beds being unavailable in 2016, up almost 60% from two years ago.

    Across 40 NHS trusts in England, the number of operations cancelled due to beds not being available has almost doubled from 6,545 in 2014 to 10,259 in 2016.

  • Adrian by Christchurch Park
    Article: Jun 5, 2017

    Former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Climate Change Ed Davey, one of the main movers behind the Paris Agreement, has responded to Theresa May's refusal to join our European partners in protesting against the Trump announcement.

    Ed Davey said:

    "We've already heard a very strong statement from the Germans, the French and the Italians.

  • Adrian outside University of Suffolk
    Article: Jun 5, 2017

    Cost of hiring skilled non-EU workers to double under Conservative plans

    The Conservative manifesto has included a manifesto commitment to increase the Immigration Skills Charge, a levy imposed on organisations who employ skilled non-EU workers from £1,000 to £2,000 per year per employee by the end of the parliament.

  • Candidate adoption meeting
    Article: Jun 5, 2017

    Lib Dems campaign to scrap dementia tax which would hit 95% of homes in Ipswich

    95% of homes in Ipswich could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax', research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett has urged residents, irrespective of their party affiliation, to join a campaign to stop the Conservative social care plans which would saddle those with long-term illnesses with crippling care costs after their death.

  • Adrian and Inga
    Article: Jun 3, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats candidate for Ipswich, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, is -


    "I believe our future is still in the European Union. As an avid pro-European, married to a Finn, I speak fluent Italian and French and am the only candidate standing up for the 41% of Ipswich who voted Remain. The people should have the final say on the Brexit deal."

  • Adrian head and shoulders
    Article: May 30, 2017

    BREXIT has divided our nation, setting people against one another and only the Lib Dems seem interested in bringing the country together. Only a second peoples' vote, when we know what BREXIT actually means, can do this.

    The Tories' "HARD BREXIT" will keep us divided for years to come and poorer too. Our pound is worth 20% less than it was before the referendum.