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If Boris Wins A Majority
Boris Johnson’s full speech beginning the General Election outside Number 10 Downing Street today. He set out how the only way to get Brexit done is to get a Conservative majority in Parliament – and avoid more dither and delay with Jeremy Corbyn, the Lib Dems and the SNP.
Polish National day with the Ipswich Polish community
Just got back from celebrating the Polish National day with the Ipswich Polish community. I have always had huge admiration for Poles, the values they hold and the enormous contribution they have made to our country and continue to make.
Very pleased that the Government have announced that Ipswich schools will continue to benefit from being in an education opportunity area. I know from discussions with teachers in Ipswich that the extra funding has made a real difference.
All General Elections are important, but my view is that this one is the most important in my life time. So much is on the line, not just Brexit. But on the topic of Brexit, let me just say this, whether you voted leave or remain, over three years ago a democratic process took place and as a country we voted to leave the EU and if I’m elected as the Member of Parliament for Ipswich I will do everything I can to ensure the result is respected and that Brexit is delivered this side of Christmas.
So it looks like we’re going to be heading to the polls this December. Reluctantly I have come to the view that this election is necessary (despite the unfortunate timing). This Parliament has in my view failed the people of this country, it has failed to deliver Brexit and has been stuck in a logjam of its own making for the past few months.
I’m pleased Boris has been able to secure an improved Brexit deal from the EU. When he became Prime Minister many said it would be impossible for him to re open the Withdrawal Agreement and get significant concessions, he’s proved them all wrong.
Earlier this month I attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Despite all the difficulties in Parliament there was a lot of positivity at the Conference and hope for the future. The overriding theme of the Conference was “Get Brexit Done”. The vast majority of people I’ve spoken to on the doorstep over the past [...]
Tom meets up with Policing Minister, Kit Malthouse
I’ve been at Conservative Party conference over the last few days in Manchester. A lot on my agenda but very pleased to have had a long chat with the Policing Minister Kit Malthouse (pictured) about County lines and the need for Ipswich to benefit as much as possible from the 20,000 extra police officers that Boris has committed to.
Conservative MP candidate for Ipswich, Tom Hunt says: "I'm delighted that Ipswich is one of the places that will benefit from the new Towns Fund. When talking to local residents I lose count of the number of times the state of our Town Centre has come up in conversation. If spent in the right way [...]
"Very disappointed that last night 328 MPs decided to vote against the Prime Minister and destroy our country's negotiating position with the EU. There is nothing at all that will be achieved by further dithering and delay. "It's vital we leave the EU on 31st October come what may and I believe that taking no [...]