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    Article: Mar 11, 2020

    Responding to the Budget, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    This Budget reveals the UK economy was alarmingly weak even before Coronavirus. The Government is desperate to blame anyone or anything but the reality is that it's the Conservatives' Brexit which is costing Britain's economy dearly.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2020

    We are sorry to bang on about dishonesty in Government but the Times and the BBC ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51769184) are both reporting that Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, lied on Thursday nights Question Time

    Mr Hancock told viewers of Question Time on BBC One on Thursday that "We are working with the supermarkets to make sure that, if people are self-isolating, then we will be able to get the food and supplies that they need," he said.

  • Article: Mar 7, 2020

    In South Suffolk we have a higher proportion of retirees than is the average. Fixing the broken social care system is therefore a key priority for us locally

    You may recall that Mr Johnson when he became Prime Minister said he had a plan to finally fix the issues around funding and provision in a system facing increasing strain as the population increasingly ages

  • Article: Mar 5, 2020

    Bryn Hurren our councillor for Box Vale has published his latest report. Top billing goes to work on the local Neighborhood Plan and what is happening on local bus services. You can read more at https://southsuffolklibdems.org.uk/en/page/latest-news-from-councillor-bryn-hurren

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    Article: Mar 4, 2020

    1. Dave Busby Liberal Democrat Councillor for Copdock and Washbrook is often asked why it seems planning applications are invariably agreed. To give an insight into how the process works Dave has put together the summary below which illustrates why one recent application was rejected

    The Babergh Planning Committee recently decided upon an application for 45 houses in Bentley. What were the factors that made them refuse the application in line with the officer's recommendation? We all know that we have to build more houses but the burden is falling disproportionally on those villages surrounding Ipswich. Wolsey Grange about 1100, Capel St Mary 750, Copdock 250, East Bergholt 250 and Bentley about 50. All with no promise of any improvement in road infrastructure and cuts in bus services.

    This application had many things counting against it as outlined in the officers report: