At the last General Election, Labour was 3733 votes behind the Conservatives.
Currently, Labour holds 31 out of 48 seats on Ipswich Borough Council and 10 out of 13 county council seats in the Borough. David Ellesmere has been Leader of Ipswich Borough Council since 2011, when Ipswich people voted for a Labour Council to run our town. Since then, Labour has gained more votes in the local elections held in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Here are four simple things you can do which could make the difference between Ipswich returning a Labour or Conservative MP in 2020:
- Make sure you are registered to vote. You can register online now: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
- Make sure you use your vote! - Perhaps a postal vote would make this easier: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register_to_vote/postal_vote_application/postal_vote_application.aspx
- Display a Labour poster or garden board at the election.
- Help us get Labour's message to Ipswich residents by volunteering for leaflet deliveries or talking to voters.