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LibDem leader heading to Suffolk to help build party’s rebuilding effort

PUBLISHED: 12:49 05 October 2017

Lord Dick Newby - leader of the LibDems in the House of Lords. Picture: LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

Lord Dick Newby - leader of the LibDems in the House of Lords. Picture: LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

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The leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, Baron Dick Newby, is visiting party members in Suffolk for their annual dinner on Saturday night.

And he will be hoping to persuade new members to work to ensure the party returns to its strong position of 10 years ago.

Lord Newby said: “About two thirds of our members are new to the party and we are growing fast. We now have 100,000 members, only just behind the Conservatives.

“A lot of them are very enthusiastic and we have to harness that. We are rebuilding and there are a lot of people very worried about the impact of Brexit – and at what is happening with the other two political parties.”

He hoped that the dinner on Saturday night would give him the opportunity to encourage more people to become active in the Liberal Democrats and help build a team that can win more seats in council elections and be prepared for the next general election.

A number of schools have already announced plans to close across Suffolk and north Essex this morning after snowy weather hit the region.

Snow lovers will be delighted to hear that Suffolk and Essex could be getting a second flurry of the white stuff later today.

The parents of a six-year-old boy, who died from Meningitis B, are campaigning for a vaccination programme to be rolled out to all children.

Motorists are being warned of disruption on the region’s roads this morning as snow turns into ice following a weekend wintry blast.

Kesgrave High School will be closed today after a major power failure.

Multi-platinum selling artist Craig David has been announced as the first act for next year’s Newmarket Nights.

Residents will be asked for their views on a potential merger between the district councils of Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

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