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Chuka Umunna joins David Ellesmere on Chantry estate

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna MP was amongst forty-plus Labour campaigners joining David Ellesmere yesterday, speaking and listening to voters' concerns on Ipswich's Chantry estate.

Chuka who described David Ellesmere as "our fantastic General Election candidate and Leader of Ipswich Council" picked up a lot of concerns about the NHS - from privatisation fears, lengthening GP appointment waits and increasing waiting times at Ipswich Hospital's A&E services.


Other issues raised with Chuka and David included zero-hours contracts which Labour has committed to tackling and the Bedroom Tax which Labour has pledged to abolish.

After spending the morning meeting and listening to Ipswich voters, Chuka joined David Ellesmere and local party campaigners for sandwiches and a drink at the Kingfisher Community Pub on Hawthorn Drive.

David introduced Chuka to Kingfisher licensee, Julie Ridgeon and heard how she and her late husband, Kevin, had turned around the fortunes of the pub and saw the impressive number of awards the pub has won from Ipswich's Best Bar None scheme.

If you want to help save the NHS, end exploitative zero-hours contracts and abolish the bedroom tax, get involved in David Ellesmere's campaign to win back Ipswich at the General Election. We can't have a Labour government without winning here in Ipswich. 

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