Last night I received this letter from the Prime Minister and I thought I would share it with you all. More details will continue to come out over the next couple of days and today the Prime Minister will make a statement in Parliament setting out in more detail what was explained in his statement to the nation last night. As more information becomes public I will of course post it as soon as possible letting you know how we as a country are starting to move forward with our fight against COVID-19.
So glad the Prime Minister has now left hospital. He will be spending the next week or so at the Chequers retreat to build up his strength again and make a full recovery. I have no doubt he will return stronger than ever in the next few weeks. Thank you so much to all the wonderful NHS staff who saved the life of our Prime Minister. Here is a message he has just released 👇
Today, rather unexpectedly I got the opportunity to raise my first question to the Prime Minister. Following the Prime Minister’s announcements this week on social distancing and the passage of the Coronavirus Bill its clear that more pressure will be placed on Police resources as they are asked to enforce the social distancing guidelines. My concern is that certain criminal elements might look to exploit this national emergency to look promote their own insidious agendas. I asked the Prime Minister to confirm that if this does happen he will come down like tonne of bricks on individuals in question. I was glad that the Prime Minister confirmed that if necessary he would indeed come down like a tonne of brinks on such criminals. I really hope it doesn’t come to this but its best to be vigilant during times like these.
Since the start of the General Election campaign, I and the Ipswich Conservatives have knocked on over 10,000 doors and we’ve been able to talk to over 3,000 people from across the town. We have a huge amount of door knocking still to do, but I’d like to think we have a fairly good idea of what people are thinking on some of the key issues.
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.
On Monday I met with Boris in London to discuss my campaign in Ipswich (note the matching ties). I again highlighted the importance of the Ipswich northern bypass and the need for Ipswich to be near the front of the queue when it comes to the increased investment into our police forces and the 20,000 extra police officers.
I’m glad that Boris Johnson has won the Conservative Party leadership election. I made clear my support for Boris when he first threw his hat into the ring to become the next leader and I’m confident that he can deliver Brexit and defeat Jeremy Corbyn at the next General election, whenever it is.
Boris had a strong record as Mayor of London and I’m in strong agreement with his approach to Brexit, tackling knife crime and the importance of significant infrastructure projects.
We need to leave the EU by the end of October no ifs or buts.
It’s important that the Conservative Party now unites and focuses all its energy on delivering Brexit and defeating the most left wing and dangerous Labour leader this country has ever had.
Jeremy Hunt is an extremely honourable man who has fought a commendable campaign and I’m sure he has a key role to play within the Conservative Party over the coming months.
Boris Johnson has topped a poll carried out by Tom Hunt to see what Ipswich residents think about the different candidates in the Conservative leadership race to become the next Prime Minister. Overall 50% of those who took part in the poll voted for Boris Johnson to be the next Conservative leader and Prime Minister.