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Figures just in confirm that Sandy Martin was Suffolk's hardest working MP during 2018-2019

Sandy Martin - Hardest Working Suffolk MP in 2018-2019

Figures just in confirm that Sandy Martin was Suffolk's hardest working MP during 2018-2019 Read more

When the majority of people who cast their vote in the 2016 referendum voted to Leave the European Union, Labour MPs had a choice.  We campaigned to stay in the European Union and most of our supporters agreed, but there were certainly some Labour voters who decided to vote Leave. 

Should Labour MPs continue to vote with the majority of their supporters and try to block the withdrawal process, or should they vote to allow the government – Theresa May’s government – to put together a deal to leave the EU smoothly? 

The vast majority voted to trigger Article 50 because they believed the democratic will of the people needed to be respected, and I would have done the same if I had been an MP at that time.

Sandy talks: Democracy, Brexit and the Election

When the majority of people who cast their vote in the 2016 referendum voted to Leave the European Union, Labour MPs had a choice.  We campaigned to stay in the... Read more

Ipswich's Conservative candidate Tom Hunt is a keen supporter of fox hunting and wants to repeal the ban. Don’t give him the chance. Vote Labour on 12th December.

Foxes say no to Hunt

Ipswich's Conservative candidate Tom Hunt is a keen supporter of fox hunting and wants to repeal the ban. Don’t give him the chance. Vote Labour on 12th December. Read more

Alexandra Ward resident, Adam Rae was tonight declared elected to Ipswich Borough Council for Alexandra Ward.

The full result was:

ADAM RAE, LABOUR 734 votes

LEE REYNOLDS, TORY 278 votes

HENRY WILLIAMS, LIB DEM 287 votes

TOM WILMOT, GREEN 164 votes

Turnout 21%

Byelection victory in Alexandra Ward for Labour's Adam Rae

Alexandra Ward resident, Adam Rae was tonight declared elected to Ipswich Borough Council for Alexandra Ward. The full result was: ADAM RAE, LABOUR 734 votes LEE REYNOLDS, TORY 278 votes... Read more

Sandy Martin, MP for Ipswich, joined Confor, the forestry industry body, and the Woodland Trust, the environmental charity, to discuss how trees can help deal with the Climate Emergency. 

Forestry in the UK already has a £2 billion turnover, and provides 70,000 jobs, but there is huge scope for expansion.  Speakers called for a balance between improving the habitat for wildlife and growing trees for commercial use, but all were agreed that we need more of both.  Native broadleaf trees provide space for a rich variety of species to flourish.

Sandy backs more trees as part of Climate Emergency measures

Sandy Martin, MP for Ipswich, joined Confor, the forestry industry body, and the Woodland Trust, the environmental charity, to discuss how trees can help deal with the Climate Emergency.  Forestry... Read more

Sandy Martin MP received the strongest of endorsements from local Labour Party members and affiliates, as he was reselected to contest Ipswich at the next General Election, whenever it comes.

Sandy said “I would not want to stand as the Labour Candidate at the next general Election unless I knew that I had the support of my local Party and Trade Unions.  That is why I welcomed the process we agreed at last years Conference, which has given my colleagues the opportunity to say whether or not they would support me.  I am grateful and delighted by the comprehensiveness of that support.  I feel confident that together, Labour Councillors, trade unionists, activists and myself can continue to work for the benefit of the residents of Ipswich.”

Ringing endorsement of Sandy Martin as Labour reselects him as General Election Candidate

Sandy Martin MP received the strongest of endorsements from local Labour Party members and affiliates, as he was reselected to contest Ipswich at the next General Election, whenever it comes.... Read more

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling, met the Advocate Youth panel from Girlguiding UK prior to their presentation yesterday ‘Facing our Future: Hearing young people’s voices in the fight back against plastic pollution’.

The event was chaired by Angela Salt, CEO of Girlguiding UK, alongside two of the Guide’s Advocate youth panel members.

Sandy backs Girl Guides committed to fighting plastic pollution

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling, met the Advocate Youth panel from Girlguiding UK prior to their presentation yesterday ‘Facing our Future: Hearing young people’s... Read more

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has been lobbying for Ipswich to be included in the Network Railcard Area, which would bring down train fares to London.  Ipswich to London currently has some of the most expensive rail fares per mile in the country.

Now Sandy is launching a petition to bring down fares.

Sandy launches rail fares petition

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has been lobbying for Ipswich to be included in the Network Railcard Area, which would bring down train fares to London.  Ipswich to London currently has... Read more

My attention was drawn to an article last week about the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the 50p piece, writes David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

At the time this was the largest denomination coin in circulation.  It was physically larger than the current 50p coins – they were reduced in size in 1997 – but it was also much larger in value. In fact 50p in 1969 was worth the equivalent of £8 today.

This is due to the effect of inflation eroding the value of the pound over the last fifty years.

We need more homes and only Labour will build them

My attention was drawn to an article last week about the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the 50p piece, writes David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council. At the... Read more

Ipswich MP, Sandy Martin, met with the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders at their roundtable discussion this morning at the Labour Party Conference. 

The industry has the capacity to invest in the transition to ultra-low and zero emission technology and vehicles, in particular electric vehicles, but need the charging points and other public infrastructure to be put in place by the government. There will also be the need for financial incentives to enable customers to be able to afford electric vehicles.

Sandy Martin tells Motor Manufacturers it’s time for Electric Vehicles

Ipswich MP, Sandy Martin, met with the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders at their roundtable discussion this morning at the Labour Party Conference.  The industry has the capacity to... Read more

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