18.09.2011 David Ellesmere selected as Labour's General Election candidate
I will always stand up for Ipswich - David Ellesmere
Local members in Ipswich have today selected David Ellesmere to be the Labour Party candidate for the next General Election.
David moved to Ipswich in 1992 where he lives with his partner Carole. He works in the town as a Software Developer for a local firm. He was first elected as a councillor in 1995 and became leader of the Labour Group in 2006. David has been Leader of Ipswich Borough Council since Labour took back control of the council in the elections this year.
David Ellesmere, Labour’s Ipswich candidate, speaking after his selection today, said:
“In May, the people of Ipswich sent a clear message to David Cameron and Nick Clegg. The Tory Led Government are creating a vicious circle in the economy by cutting too far, too fast - and people in Ipswich are starting to suffer.
"With youth centres, libraries and home care for the elderly at risk from the ideological cuts of a Tory-led Council; and 62 Suffolk Police Officers threatened as direct result of Tory-led Government cuts, Ipswich needs a strong voice.
“I will always stand up for Ipswich and do the right thing for our community.”