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Sarah Adams, who served for four years as County Councillor for St Margaret's & Westgate division has been selected to contest St John's division in the forthcoming County Council election.

Sandy Martin MP is due to resign his seat on the County Council following today's County Council meeting.  It is expected that the by-election will be held on Thursday 7th September, meaning his successor will be elected a week before the next scheduled County Council meeting.

Sarah Adams selected to stand for Sandy's County Council seat

Sarah Adams, who served for four years as County Councillor for St Margaret's & Westgate division has been selected to contest St John's division in the forthcoming County Council election.... Read more

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Sandy Makes His Maiden Speech in the House of Commons

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Let’s face it we all like a good moan, and especially in Ipswich!

That’s not always a bad thing, writes David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council.  An awareness of where things are not as good as they could be is a spur to make improvements. That has always been the great driver of human progress.

But sometimes that can mean we forget about just how great our town is. We experience it every day, so can take it for granted.

 

Seeing Ipswich through fresh eyes

Let’s face it we all like a good moan, and especially in Ipswich! That’s not always a bad thing, writes David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council.  An awareness of... Read more

In this article taken from his column in Friday's Ipswich Star, Ipswich's new MP, Sandy Martin sets out his position on the Upper Orwell Crossings project.  

When I first saw the Upper Orwell Crossings project I was surprised that it included not only 2 bridges to the Wet-Dock island but also a large arched bridge carrying traffic high over the upper docks area without accessing the island at all. 

I am fully in favour of developing the wet dock island. 

 

A bridge too far?

In this article taken from his column in Friday's Ipswich Star, Ipswich's new MP, Sandy Martin sets out his position on the Upper Orwell Crossings project.   When I first... Read more

On Thursday June 8th people who have reached 18 years of age have the opportunity to vote for a Member of Parliament (MP) for Ipswich. In the last General Election in 2015 only 40% of young people aged 18 to 25 voted.  That means that around 7,500 young people in Ipswich didn’t vote at all.

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Labour candidate Sandy Martin is encouraging younger people to vote on Thursday

Younger People in Ipswich must choose – Vote! – or lose your voice

On Thursday June 8th people who have reached 18 years of age have the opportunity to vote for a Member of Parliament (MP) for Ipswich. In the last General Election... Read more

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Labour Today is being delivered across Ipswich ahead of the General Election on Thursday June 8.

Read our latest Labour Today newspaper

Labour Today is being delivered across Ipswich ahead of the General Election on Thursday June 8. Read more

Labour will end insecurity for private renters by introducing controls on rent rises, more secure tenancies, landlord licensing and new consumer rights for renters.

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Labour will end insecurity for private renters

Labour will end insecurity for private renters by introducing controls on rent rises, more secure tenancies, landlord licensing and new consumer rights for renters. Read more

Ipswich is plagued by congestion, and far too much of our residents’ lives is wasted sitting in traffic jams. Pollution from slow-moving vehicles is causing serious damage to our children’s health. And the situation becomes ten times worse whenever the Orwell Bridge has to be closed.

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Ipswich needs a Northern Bypass – NOT Ben's bridge

Ipswich is plagued by congestion, and far too much of our residents’ lives is wasted sitting in traffic jams. Pollution from slow-moving vehicles is causing serious damage to our children’s... Read more

Under the Conservatives, affordable housebuilding has fallen to a 24-year low. Labour will build the genuinely affordable homes to rent and buy that the country needs.

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Labour will build genuinely affordable homes

Under the Conservatives, affordable housebuilding has fallen to a 24-year low. Labour will build the genuinely affordable homes to rent and buy that the country needs. Read more

Labour believes education should be free, and we will restore this principle. No one should be put off educating themselves for lack of money or through fear of debt.

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Sandy Martin, Labour candidate for Ipswich

Labour will scrap tuition fees

Labour believes education should be free, and we will restore this principle. No one should be put off educating themselves for lack of money or through fear of debt. Sandy... Read more

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