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Labour will use an increase in tax on the 5 per cent highest earners – those earning over £80,000 per year – to fund a step-change improvement in our National Health Service.

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Labour candidate Sandy Martin at Ipswich Hospital A&E

It was the Labour Party which introduced our National Health Service in 1946 – in the teeth of Conservative opposition – and it was the Labour Government which rescued it in 1997 from the fragile state it had been reduced to by Tory cuts.

With an additional £6 billion per year (0.3% of GDP) – Labour will be able to:

  • Get 1 million extra people treated and off the waiting lists
  • Guarantee a maximum 4-hour wait at A&E
  • Deliver a proper Cancer Strategy, helping 2.5 million sufferers
  • Halt the cuts to GPs surgeries, and Pharmacies, and Ambulance services
  • Introduce specialised care plans for everyone with a long-term condition, such as Diabetes
  • Make all hospital parking free for patients, visitors and staff.
  • Have a long-term properly-funded training plan for doctors and nurses, so we can train enough of our young people for the NHS of the future.

Sandy says: “Britain has the fifth-largest economy in the world, and it is ridiculous to suggest that we cannot fund our NHS properly. Almost all the recent improvements to our NHS in Ipswich – such as the new Garrett Anderson A&E, and the Riverside medical centre – were introduced by the last Labour Government.  We need to take the next step to improve our health and give everyone access to the best treatment, but we can’t do that unless we reverse the Tory cuts.”

Vote for Sandy Martin on June 8th to reverse the cuts and invest in a first-class NHS.

Saving NHS No 1 Priority – Labour pledge £6bn

Labour will use an increase in tax on the 5 per cent highest earners – those earning over £80,000 per year – to fund a step-change improvement in our National...

The Conservative Government is imposing real terms cuts on every school in Ipswich.

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Tory education plans mean Copleston High School’s budget will be slashed by £453,454 a year.  That’s £305 per pupil, equivalent to losing 12 teachers. And other schools in Ipswich face similar cuts.

By reversing repeated cuts to the corporation tax rate made by the Tories since 2010, Labour believes it could fund a series of ambitious pledges, including:

  • Abolishing university tuition fees, and restoring maintenance grants for less well-off students.
  • Investing an extra £5.6bn per year in our schools, to guarantee that five-, six- and seven-year olds will not be taught in classes of more than 30.
  • Extending free adult education to allow working people to upgrade their skills.
  • Restoring the Educational Maintenance Allowance, to help 16-to-18-year-olds who are studying full-time.

We guarantee that under a Labour Government, no school will lose out from the controversial reforms to the national funding formula. Conservative plans will force Ipswich’s schools to lay off teachers, or to leave vacancies unfilled.

Under the current Tory government, funding per pupil is projected to fall by 8% in real terms by 2020.

Vote for Sandy Martin on June 8th to reverse these cuts and invest in our children’s future.

 

How the Conservative's planned cuts to education affect your kid's school:

High Schools Budget Change by 2019 Per Pupil Teachers
Chantry Academy -£413,228 -£597 -11
Copleston High School -£453,454 -£305 -12
Ipswich Academy -£463,906 -£645 -12
Northgate High School -£563,186 -£480 -15
St Alban's Catholic High School -£346,547 -£422 -9
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy -£292,926 -£419 -8
Westbourne Academy -£351,019 -£362 -9
       
Primary Schools Budget Change by 2019 Per Pupil Teachers
Britannia Primary School and Nursery -£103,898 -£166 -3
Broke Hall Community Primary School -£152,583 -£248 -5
Cliff Lane Primary School -£116,114 -£279 -4
Clifford Road Primary School -£62,961 -£153 -2
Dale Hall Community Primary School -£75,633 -£185 -2
Gusford Community Primary School -£260,684 -£444 -8
Halifax Primary School -£220,904 -£538 -7
Handford Hall Primary School -£156,673 -£515 -5
Hillside Primary School -£242,471 -£480 -8
Morland CEVAP School -£176,397 -£524 -5
Murrayfield Community Primary School -£173,425 -£503 -5
Piper's Vale Community Primary School -£225,737 -£664 -7
Ranelagh Primary School -£149,387 -£676 -4
Ravenswood Community Primary School -£254,635 -£675 -8
Rose Hill Primary School -£47,488 -£162 -1
Rushmere Hall Primary School -£229,440 -£416 -6
Sidegate Primary School -£95,315 -£148 -3
Springfield Infant School and Nursery -£28,634 -£110 -1
Springfield Junior -£62,460 -£179 -2
Sprites Primary Academy -£189,229 -£469 -5
St Helen's Primary School -£115,890 -£281 -3
St John's CEVAP School -£38,101 -£181 -1
St Margaret's CEVAP School -£62,120 -£206 -2
St Mark's Catholic Primary School -£69,367 -£325 -2
St Mary's Catholic Primary School -£65,566 -£314 -2
St Matthew's CEVAP School -£171,601 -£411 -5
The Oaks Community Primary School -£246,735 -£653 -7
The Willows Primary School -£202,258 -£723 -6

Data from schoolcuts.org.uk

Sandy welcomes Labour plans for £5.6bn annual boost to school budgets

The Conservative Government is imposing real terms cuts on every school in Ipswich. Tory education plans mean Copleston High School’s budget will be slashed by £453,454 a year.  That’s £305...

County poll is massive boost to Sandy Martin and Ipswich Labour Party in General Election campaign.

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Labour comfortably topped the poll in Ipswich yesterday, as results came in.  Across the Borough, Labour won 9 out of the 13 seats, with the Tories on three and Lib Dems on one.

Labour had held 10 out of 13 seats going into the election - one of the best results ever achieved in Ipswich in a County Council election.

Aggregate votes cast for each party across the nine divisions which cover Ipswich constituency (with appropriate adjustment to average the votes of candidates standing for each party in two member divisions) are as follows:

Labour 11,650; Conservative 9,995; Lib Dem 3,304; Ukip 1,480; Green 1,009; Independent 259.

It is impossible to assess exactly how many votes were cast for each party within the Ipswich constituency as the St Margaret's & Westgate division includes half of Castle Hill ward which is in the neighbouring Central Suffolk & North Ipswich constituency, but as Castle Hill ward has never been won by Labour on its current boundaries, the figures above probably flatter the Tories.

This result is a big boost for Suffolk County Council Labour Leader, Sandy Martin, who will tomorrow, launch his campaign to become Ipswich's next Member of Parliament.

Labour tops Ipswich poll in County elections

County poll is massive boost to Sandy Martin and Ipswich Labour Party in General Election campaign. Labour comfortably topped the poll in Ipswich yesterday, as results came in.  Across the...

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