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  • Article: Jan 15, 2017

    Theresa May's Conservatives are getting ready to take Britain out of the Single Market.

    Leaving the Single Market would be a disaster for jobs, businesses and the economy.

    Don't let the Tories push our economy's self-destruct button - add your name today and support our campaign to keep Britain in the Single Market:

  • Cllr Inga Lockington
    Article: Jan 15, 2017

    Councillor Inga Lockington :- "I note the latest solution to the emergency pressure on hospitals is to brow-beat our GP's into working longer hours with little evidence that this can be achieved, using staff that don't exist. Many surgeries have unfillable vacancies because increasingly people do not want to work to Theresa May's rules in Theresa May's NHS

  • Article: Jan 13, 2017

    The first principal Council by-elections of the year last night gave us two Liberal Democrat gains. The first one was in the Labour heartland of Sunderland in a ward where we have never even come second before. A truly incredible swing from Labour to Liberal Democrat.

    Sandhill (Sunderland) result:
    LDEM: 45.0% (+41.5)
    LAB: 25.0% (-29.9)
    UKIP: 18.7% (-7.2)
    CON: 10.0% (-5.7)
    GRN: 1.3% (+1.3)

  • Lib Dem Cllr Inga Lockington
    Article: Jan 9, 2017

    "The NHS is facing a "humanitarian crisis" as hospitals and ambulance services struggle to keep up with rising demand", the British Red Cross has said, following the deaths of two patients after long waits on trolleys in hospital corridors"

    "Fifty of England's 152 NHS acute hospital trusts were forced to declare an alert last month, and sometimes temporarily scale back the level of care they offered to patients, because they could not cope with the number of people seeking medical attention, according to analysis by the Nuffield Trust health thinktank. Every hospital in Essex has had to go on 'black alert' - the NHS's highest level - in recent weeks"

  • Fightback
    Article: Jan 6, 2017

    Ipswich Liberal Democrats can celebrate reaching 100 members at the start of this year. Bearing in mind that the membership was just 57 at the begining of 2015, and had been around that figure for many years, this is significant progress. Whilst there are many different factors resulting in this increased membership we would like to pay particular thanks to our membership secretary Colin Boyd for his work over the last couple of years. Of course we don't want to stop here, we need many more members and supports if we are to make a significant impact with our campaigns in Ipswich. The easiest way to join up is to click on the "Join Us" button at the top of this web site. Alternatively if you have some ques tions you want to ask first then click on the "Contact Us" button. If you are already a member why not ask a friend who shares your views to consider joining us.

  • 6th May to 15th Dec chart (Brian Milnes)
    Article: Dec 16, 2016

    Last night the Liberal Democrats gained three more Council seats in byelections from the Conservatives, all with substantial swings. In one, in Taunton Deane, Somerset, the Liberal Democrat share of the vote increased by an incredible 49%! Nearer to home the Conservatives also lost a further seat in St Edmundsbury, Suffolk to an Independent. The Liberal Democrats did not contest the seat last time but this time Chris Lale got us of the mark with over 10% of the vote to come a creditable third above both labour and UKIP. The chart shows the progress the party have made since the last local elections in May. We believe that Ipswich Liberal Democrats can look forward positively to the Suffolk County Council Elections next year.

  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Dec 11, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election following a swing of 21.7%.

    Folllowing the victory Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

    "The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch for all of those who want a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government.

  • Article: Nov 28, 2016

    Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.


    Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters' Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in Parliament.

  • Article: Nov 28, 2016

    This is a Government that is just about managing. The official figures have revealed a £220 billion Brexit black hole- hundreds of billions taken out our economy when we need it most. Given how bad the outlook is, it's no wonder the Chancellor doesn't want to have to do another Autumn Statement.

    The OBR figures forecast a rise a unemployment and a fall in living standards.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2016

    Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) is the organisation responsible for treating mental illness in Suffolk and Norfolk. This is a service that is currently in Special Measures, making it the first and only mental health trust in the country to be under performing to this extent. Even more worrying is the recent announcement that 90 jobs are set to be cut across the trust.