This year it will outline the legislative programme for the next two years rather than the usual 12-months in a bid to give parliament more time to tackle the Great Repeal Bill – the mammoth task of converting European Union law into the UK’s.
In a video interview, Dr Dan Poulter sympathises with Ben Gummer and says a rise in younger voters driven by the University of Suffolk was a big factor behind his Ipswich counterpart sensationally losing his seat.
However much a general election appears to be a foregone conclusion, there is often a point during the campaign when the leading party has a “wobble” – when senior campaigners from the leading party worry that their lead is disappearing.
Ipswich is traditionally a traditional marginal seat fought over between Labour and the Conservatives – and this time those two parties are once again likely to be fighting for the Westminster seat once again.
This should be a crucial week in the general election – it’s the week during which the major parties publish their manifestos and really start to flesh out why they should be running the country for the next five years (as if they haven’t been doing that already).