Jack Abbott has today [Sunday 10th July] been selected to stand as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Ipswich.
Jack is a former Suffolk County Councillor who has built a formidable reputation as a campaigner. Jack has looked to improve pay and conditions, tackle poverty, and has fought on a range of education issues. He was part of the team who produced the plans to deliver more than 800 specialist school places across Suffolk after years of campaigning.
Speaking after his selection, Jack Abbott said:
“It is such an honour to have been selected as the Parliamentary candidate for Ipswich. For someone who first moved to Suffolk 20 years ago, who has been campaigning in the town for a decade, I can’t tell you how much it means to have been backed by so many Labour member councillors, unions and affiliates, and people of all political stripes and none. It shows that we have the movement to win here in Ipswich.
Boris Johnson’s government might be falling, but the rot goes right through the Conservative Party. Tom Hunt stood by him repeatedly, despite them lurching from one crisis to the next, despite the lies, despite the erosion of standards in public life. A General Election can’t come fast enough.
After 12 years of Conservative misrule, people want change, they know Ipswich deserves better, they believe in hope over hate. We are all invested in what happens next. This is about all of us. Together, we can build a new future for Ipswich.”