Though I waited in the Chamber today to comment on the Levelling up announcement, unfortunately the debate ran out of time and I wasn’t called to speak. So I wanted to share my thoughts here instead:
- Education Investment area: Extra funding for things like teacher retention in Ipswich
- Ministry of Justice: Opening 1 of 7 new offices right here in Ipswich bringing hundreds of jobs to the area
- Devolution for Suffolk: Better link up for skills and education hopefully alongside further investment
All of this is on top of the £25 million from the Towns Deal as well as the opportunities presented by Freeport East on our doorstep. Great news!