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  • 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.

  • Adrian head and shoulders
    Article: May 28, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have challenged Theresa May to answer ten pressing key questions on the Dementia Tax, calling on her to come clean before the election takes place. These include what level the cap will be set at, whether it will be uprated with house prices and whether it will include interest rates and arrangement fees. Theresa May has also been challenged over how long surviving relatives will be able to stay in a family home and whether measures will be put in place to stop people avoiding the Dementia Tax.

  • Adrian head and shoulders
    Article: May 17, 2017

    In a blow to Theresa May's Brexit plans, the European Court of Justice has said that a free trade agreement with Singapore will need the approval of all EU governments and their parliaments.

    This opinion from the EU's highest court means any future EU-UK trade deal is also set to need the approval of all 27 EU countries and their parliaments.

    This will slow down talks and create political obstacles to any future deal, undermining Theresa May's recent claim that a trade deal with the EU after Brexit could be reached by 2019.

    Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake commented:

    "Theresa May and Nigel Farage's claims of an easy trade deal with the EU after Brexit have been left in tatters.

    "People don't have to accept a bad Brexit deal that will mean fewer jobs, higher prices and less money for public services.

    "The Liberal Democrats want you to have your choice over your future.

    "You should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum, and if you don't like the deal you should be able to reject it and choose to remain in Europe."

  • Adrian outside University of Suffolk
    Article: May 16, 2017

    Speaking at the Royal College of Nursing Congress yesterday, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, confirmed that the Party would reinstate student bursaries, which benefit nursing, midwifery and allied health students, with immediate effect.

    In 2015, the Conservative Government announced they would be scrapping bursaries for nursing students from August 2017.

  • 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.