Polling Day for the by-election in St John's division is on Thursday 7th September. The vacancy follows Sandy Martin's election as Member of Parliament for our town.
Sarah Adams is Labour's candidate for this election and with the support of Labour colleagues, Sarah and the Labour Team have knocked on every single door in St John's division.
Residents with postal votes have already received their ballot papers, so the election is well under way.
Sarah Adams says: "St John’s is an area I know well. Having moved to Trafalgar Close when I was a year old, I spent my childhood and teenage years in St John’s. I lived and worked in London and abroad, until choosing to return to Ipswich to bring up my own children in my home town.
"I had the honour of serving as a county councillor for four years, when as Labour spokesperson on Health and Social Care, I highlighted weaknesses at the Council, and helped deliver improvements. There is still much that could be improved.
"I have also spoken out at the decision of the ruling Tory Group to give rises in allowances to the (Tory) Leader, Deputy Leader and cabinet members of 15%, at a time when the pay rises of Council staff – including many on low pay – are capped at 1% per annum.
"Suffolk County Council has built up enormous cash reserves over the last four years, and prefers to spend what resources it does have in Tory rural heartlands – rather than in Ipswich, where need is usually greater.
"If elected on Thursday 7th September, I will speak up for St John’s and continue Sandy Martin’s work to secure a fair deal for our community."