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    Good night for Labour in Suffolk as party wins two council seats

    by newsbot in ElectionsSep 8, 2017 with 1 replies and 32 views.

    Labour won two by-elections for council seats in Suffolk on Thursday – snatching a seat in Sudbury by a single vote.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: St John’s Division, Ipswich (Suffolk County Council)Sarah Adams (Labour) 1,247James Harding (Conservative) 483Ed Packard (Liberal Democrat) 200Charlotte Armstrong (Green) 52Sudbury South (Babergh Council).Luke Cresswell (Labour) 336...

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    Four candidates at by-election for council seat held by Ipswich MP

    by newsbot in ElectionsSep 4, 2017 with 0 replies and 30 views.

    Four candidates are standing Thursday’s by-election for the county council seat held by Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin in May – a month before he was elected to Westminster.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Political Novice Aims To Upset The Odds For Tories In Ipswich By-election

    by newsbot in ElectionsAug 13, 2017 with 1 replies and 47 views.

    One of the youngest candidates ever to stand in Ipswich is hoping to cause a major surprise in next month’s county council by-election in the St John’s Division.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Quite laughable. I don't think they are particularly interested in that seat - the Tories have a significant majority on the county council. Looks like they fielded someone of relation to Paul Geater.Of course, if James Harding manages to win...

  4. Conservative Ian Fisher has taken over as leader of the opposition on Ipswich Borough Council only 18 months after being elected – but knows he’ll have to wait much longer than that before he can think of taking over the authority.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ian Fisher Elected To Lead Opposition Conservative Group At Ipswich Council

    by newsbot in ElectionsJul 18, 2017 with 0 replies and 51 views.

    Castle Hill councillor Ian Fisher has been elected as the new Conservative group leader at Ipswich council following the resignation of Nadia Cenci in the wake of the row over her tweets about Grenfell Tower.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

  6. MP Bernard Jenkin has called the Conservative Party a failing organisation that is in “crisis” following a disastrous general election campaign.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Conservative-controlled Suffolk County Council Backs Party Manifesto

    by newsbot in ElectionsJul 11, 2017 with 1 replies and 36 views.

    Suffolk County Council’s cabinet has backed its statement of aims and priorities for the next four years – based closely on the Conservative manifesto from the May elections.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Seriously, despite Ben Gummer losing his seat - in part - over the disastrous Conservative Party manifesto... they are backing it in Suffolk?

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    Rail Taskforce Brings In New Faces After Election For New Investment Push

    by newsbot in ElectionsJul 11, 2017 with 0 replies and 25 views.

    Colchester MP Will Quince is to take over as chairman of the Great Eastern rail taskforce as it continues to press for more investment in the main line to London.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    ISCRE fears "racist" Brexit dominance at General Election

    by newsbot in ElectionsApr 27, 2017 with 1 replies and 37 views.

    Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality calls for election candidates to avoid divisive campaignsA Suffolk civil rights charity is calling for the county’s candidates in this June’s General Election to use their campaigns to boost rather than fracture community cohesion.Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) wants those who are chosen to be in the running from each party and their teams to avoid the divisive...

    Latest reply: I don't really see any candidate demonising EU nationals to win votes.ISCRE are probably just looking for more public funding, jumping on the bandwagon...

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    PM calls for General Election 8 June

    by newsbot in ElectionsApr 18, 2017 with 5 replies and 43 views.

    May to seek snap election for 8 JuneUK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 JuneFeel free to comment on IPSWI.

    Latest reply: I hope the people see the light and vote against Ben.Anyone local for Labour? Perhaps Councillor Glen Chisholm who has the mayor. Not sure who else there is.

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    Suffolk county election independents fight fight fight

    by newsbot in ElectionsApr 17, 2017 with 1 replies and 35 views.

    Non-party candidates aim to make an impact in Suffolk council electionsThis year’s elections to county councils are likely to be dominated by the big parties – but there are growing number of candidates who do not have traditional party allegiances.Some are genuine independents working on their own. Some are local politicians who became frustrated by working within a party structure – and some are candidates who have joined together to...

    Latest reply: Where do they get this idiot from? Is he paid?This year’s elections to county councils are likely to be dominated by the big partiesYou don't say! (You could argue independents could get in but based on history and current set-up at SCC, big...

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    First votes to be cast in battle for counties as postal forms sent out

    by newsbot in ElectionsApr 13, 2017 with 1 replies and 43 views.

    First votes to be cast in battle for counties as postal forms sent outThe first postal votes have been sent out by councils – and those who have requested them can fill in the ballot paper and return them as soon as they arrive.They have until polling day to send them back to the returning officer – but many of those with these votes like to deal with them at once.Voters have until 5pm next Tuesday (April 18) to apply for a postal vote...

    Latest reply: Do Royal Mail really collect post on and deliver at Weekends and on bank holidays... especially Easter weekend? I sincerely doubt it.

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    Former Labour MP Chris Mole worries for future after by-election defeat

    by newsbot in ElectionsFeb 25, 2017 with 1 replies and 37 views.

    Former Labour MP Chris Mole worries for future after by-election defeatFormer Ipswich MP Chris Mole has warned his party that it needs to rethink its policies after this week’s by-election results.Labour lost the Copeland by-election to the Conservatives after holding the seat and its predecessors since the 1930s.It was the first time the ruling party had won a seat off the opposition in a by-election since 1982 – and on that occasion...

    Latest reply: Is Labour man Chris Mole hinting of replacing Jeremy Corbyn?Chris is correct, Labour doesn't stand a chance of winning back power at the next general election. With the concentration of "remainers" in Labour, it is probably for the best. I...

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