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  • Adrian at UofS nurses day
    Article: May 14, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have responded to a report by the Royal College of Nursing warning of the threat to patient safety caused by the number of nurses jobs left vacant.

    Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said:

    "The government's public sector pay squeeze is driving nurses out of the profession and this is risking patient safety. It is a scandal that 40,000 nursing positions can't be filled.

    "The Conservatives are bleeding the NHS dry with operations cancelled and patients left on trolleys, which is why we propose a penny on income tax to improve the NHS and social care.

    "Some 7% of nurses and health visitors - 22,000 - are other EU nationals, many of whom are also leaving due to the government's failure to guarantee the right to remain of NHS nurses."

  • Adrian by Christchurch Park
    Article: May 12, 2017

    Liberal Democrats will take back control from criminal gangs, take 'skunk' off the streets, and protect young people by introducing a legal, regulated market for cannabis.

    The Lib Dems have unveiled a manifesto commitment to bring the sale of cannabis under a system of strict legal regulation.

    Commenting, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cambridge and former Home Affairs Select Committee member Julian Huppert said:

  • Adrian head and shoulders
    Article: May 12, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have today announced that they will add another £1 billion for mental ill health care through putting a penny on income tax. This could equate to approximately £15 million of the party's additional health funding would be spent in Suffolk tackling the "historic injustice" faced by people with mental ill health.

  • Adrian
    Article: May 10, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £34 million more in schools and colleges in Suffolk over the next parliament.

    The funding for Suffolk would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.

  • Adrian and Inga
    Article: May 9, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett has marked Europe Day today by calling on voters in Ipswich to support the Lib Dems in standing up to Theresa May's plans for a hard, destructive Brexit.

    Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett said:

    "On Europe Day it is important to remember that the EU was created to end centuries of war in Europe and bring prosperity to all European countries.

    "It is clear that Theresa May is willing to scrap a free trade deal with the rest of Europe in order to pander to UKIP and the far-right of her own party.

    "Nobody knows what Brexit will look like. The choices Theresa May will make will affect Ipswich and our country for decades - that's your job, your weekly shop, your environment, your safety, where you can travel to and where you can live.

    "If you want a strong opposition in Ipswich, fighting for an open, tolerant and united Britain, this is your chance. Only a vote for the Liberal Democrats can change Britain's future."

    Responding to comments made by Jeremy Corbyn that Brexit had been "settled", leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron said:

    "Corbyn made his party vote in Parliament with the Conservatives on Brexit, and now he is joining Theresa May in denying the British people a final say on the Brexit deal.

    "Be in no doubt, if you are worried about Theresa May's plans for a hard, destructive Brexit, and if you do not want to see our country ripped from the Single Market with the futures of millions of EU citizens put at risk, the Lib Dems are the only party which is fighting for you."

  • Candidate adoption meeting
    Article: May 8, 2017

    There was a great t urnout for Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trettt's Official Adoption meeting yesterday.

    Resurgent Ipswich Liberal Democrats who've seen a more than 20% increase in new members since the announcement of the General Election welcomed the official adoption of their candidate, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett.

  • Article: May 5, 2017

    Despite losing a few seats in the 2017 local elections, the great news is that the Liberal Democrats still achieved more seats than Labour, the Green party, and UKIP in East Anglia making us the second largest party in the region, behind only the Tories. Our vote share also increased locally and nationally.

  • Adrian by Christchurch Park
    Article: Apr 30, 2017

    Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, is delighted to be appointed the Liberal Democrat Prospective

    Parliamentary Candidate for Ipswich.

    Adrian, who grew up in East Anglia, and currently resides in London said "I believe

    every constituency in the country needs to give people the option of voting against

    the government's current hard Brexit stance. The 41% who voted Remain in this constituency

  • Oliver Holmes
    Article: Apr 24, 2017

    Over 70 young people in Ipswich will be affected by the Conservative government's decision to strip 18-21 year olds of housing benefit, research by the House of Commons library commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has shown.

    In total 18,000 young people across the country are expected to be affected. The Liberal Democrats have committed to reverse the cuts, which came into force at the beginning of this month.

    Ipswich is already suffering from high levels of homelessness, with official figures showing there were 27 rough sleepers in 2016. Charities have warned that stripping 18-21 year-olds of housing benefits could push more young people onto the streets while research has shown it is likely to cost taxpayers more than it saves.

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Oliver Holmes commented:

    "The heartless decision to strip under-21s of housing benefit risks pushing more young people in Ipswich onto the streets. As someone who has volunteered at shelters for the homeless I understand the awful situation this policy could put more young people in.

    Vulnerable youngsters with nowhere else to turn are being abandoned by this Conservative government. This nasty and counterproductive policy should be overturned immediately.

    The younger generation have the most to lose from the increasingly divisive policies being pursued by this Conservative government.

    The General Election is a chance to change the direction of our country. I am pleased the Liberal Democrats have committed to restoring housing benefit for 18-21 year olds."

  • Gainsborough Community Library
    Article: Apr 24, 2017
    Suffolk Liberal Democrats have consistently opposed Conservative plans to cut our libraries. The Liberal Democrats aim to protect our libraries and assist them to fulfil their potential as community hubs.
    Suffolk's library services are run by an independent organisation called Suffolk Libraries, whose contract with the county council has been extended to run until 2022. The budget for library services has been reduced for the year to come, and is now 33% less than it was in 2010.