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The Mayor of Ipswich for the 2017/18 municipal year is Sarah Barber, Priory Heath councillor and nurse at Ipswich Hospital.

Councillor Barber was born in 1972 in Aldershot into a military family – father Dennis served in the Grenadier Guards. She trained as a nurse and started work in Ipswich Hospital 16 years ago.  Her husband, Luke, will serve as consort.

Meet Sarah Barber - new Mayor of Ipswich

The Mayor of Ipswich for the 2017/18 municipal year is Sarah Barber, Priory Heath councillor and nurse at Ipswich Hospital. Councillor Barber was born in 1972 in Aldershot into a... Read more

Following the tragic events in Manchester last night, campaigning has been suspended by all political parties.

Responding to the attack in Manchester, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said: 

“I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and  been injured. 

“Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives.  

“I have spoken with Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester, who has fully briefed me on the operational response in the city. 

“I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night’s appalling events. 

“I have spoken with the Prime Minister and we have agreed that that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice.” 


Sandy Martin added:
 "I was appalled and saddened to hear tragic news from Manchester.  I cannot begin to imagine pain of families.  We must all stand together in face of terrorism."

 

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Manchester

Following the tragic events in Manchester last night, campaigning has been suspended by all political parties. Responding to the attack in Manchester, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said: ...

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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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... Read more

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.

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... Read more

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.

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... Read more

Sandy Martin outside Ipswich Hospital

It's a Happy Birthday for Sandy Martin today, as he is announced as Labour's candidate for Ipswich in the forthcoming General Election.

Sandy needs no introduction to most people in Ipswich, as he has served as a councillor in our town for 20 years exactly, having been first declared elected on Friday 2nd May 1997, following the election held on 1st May 1997.

Elect Sandy Martin as our next MP

It's a Happy Birthday for Sandy Martin today, as he is announced as Labour's candidate for Ipswich in the forthcoming General Election. Sandy needs no introduction to most people in... Read more

So now we know. Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is not a woman of her word. 

After repeated denials that there would be an early General Election, the temptation to cut and run became just too great.

 

General Election campaign must highlight Tory record of failure

So now we know. Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is not a woman of her word.  After repeated denials that there would be an early General... Read more

Why you should vote Labour for Suffolk
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Labour Candidates explain why we think the whole of Suffolk will be better off with Labour

Labour cares; Tory cuts - Our plan for Suffolk

Why you should vote Labour for SuffolkVideo posted on YouTube by Suffolk LabourLabour Candidates explain why we think the whole of Suffolk will be better off with Labour

Last night's meeting of Ipswich Borough Council opened with a minute's silence for the victims of the London attack led by Mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern.

Cllr Roger Fern: Our thoughts and prayers are with London at this time

Last night's meeting of Ipswich Borough Council opened with a minute's silence for the victims of the London attack led by Mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern. Read more

Two weeks ago, Chancellor Philip Hammond noted that this was his last Spring Budget as from now on budgets would be in autumn. 

He also joked that the last Chancellor to try and do this was sacked within weeks.

That probably doesn’t seem quite so funny now given the almighty cock-up he has made of his first Budget.

Humiliating u-turn in Hammond's first budget

Two weeks ago, Chancellor Philip Hammond noted that this was his last Spring Budget as from now on budgets would be in autumn.  He also joked that the last Chancellor... Read more

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