Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Suffolk Liberal Democrats gather in Pinewood (no, not that Pinewood...)

The most likely outcome of the General Election will be another coalition Government, Liberal Democrats were told at a conference in Ipswich at the weekend.

Baroness Ros Scott, who lives in Suffolk, said that the mould of single party Government at Westminster had now been broken. 

Addressing a packed audience of Liberal Democrat councillors and volunteers, she said;
In the early months of the coalition government commentators predicted it would last just a few months. They were wrong. Let's not forget the difference that Liberal Democrats have made. The party has been able to deliver on many of its promises - including cutting income tax for the low paid and giving extra help to children who most need it."
There was also a lively question and answer session with Parliamentary hopefuls Grace Weaver from South Suffolk, James Sandbach from Suffolk Coastal and Jon Neal from Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

They answered questions on a range of subjects from Trident to fracking and affordable housing. David Chappell, the Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Bury St. Edmunds also sent a video message from Saudi Arabia, where he is currently working. 

The conference was organised by Suffolk Liberal Democrats as plans for the general election campaign begin to take shape. Party activists and volunteers discussed local issues and how to take the party's national message to the doorsteps of Ipswich and Suffolk.

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