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Ben Gummer

New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has made his maiden speech in the House of Commons following his victory in last month’s general election – and used it to praise his two most recent predecessors.

Ben Gummer

It is two years since the Ipswich Vision was launched with considerable fanfare and the promise to “turn the town around” – but how successful has it been in changing the heart of the town?

Ben Gummer

The future of the Upper Orwell Crossing has rapidly become the first major flashpoint of the new political dynamic in Ipswich since the election of Sandy Martin as MP two weeks ago.

David Ellesmere

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.

Ben Gummer

A petition has been launched to dissuade Ipswich’s newly elected MP from attempting to reverse plans for a new river crossing.

Ben Gummer

It feels as if the world has been rather stood on its head over the last seven days, following the indecisive result in the 2017 General Election, writes Paul Geater.

David Ellesmere

Suffolk County Council has written to cabinet ministers in Whitehall urging them to maintain their support for the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich.

Ben Gummer

Newly-elected Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin will bring a very different style to his predecessor as he heads off to his new job in the Palace of Westminster.

Ben Gummer

Former Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has bid farewell to the town after being defeated in last week’s general election by Labour’s Sandy Martin.

Ben Gummer

A former minister ousted in the General Election had been appointed as Theresa May’s new Downing Street chief of staff.

Ben Gummer

Theresa May’s two closest aides have quit in the wake of the disastrous General Election result.

Ben Gummer

Video: General Election 2017: In numbers

Friday, June 9, 2017

With a record-breaking number of women MPs elected, and Labour gaining more seats than thought possible, this General Election has been one to remember.

Jeremy Corbyn

Just 48 hours ago he was one of the most powerful men in the British government. Now Ben Gummer’s parliamentary career has come to an abrupt end – whether temporarily or permanently. Why did he lose?

Jeremy Corbyn

New Ipswich MP Sandy Martin is to ask the Department for Transport to look again at the proposals for a large new bridge between Wherstead Road and Cliff Quay.

Ben Gummer

Conservative party leader Theresa May has said she has no intention of stepping down, despite her party failing to win a majority in the General Election.

Ben Gummer

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.

Dan Poulter

Therese Coffey extended her share of the vote in Suffolk Coastal – winning 33,713 votes to claim victory again.

Therese Coffey

Ben Gummer has sensationally lost his seat to the Labour Party after seven years as MP for the town.

Ben Gummer

Britain was bracing itself for a hung parliament after the publication of the exit poll at the end of voting in the 2017 General Election.

Will Quince

A new national poll has estimated that Ben Gummer is in a fight for his political life by putting Labour ahead in Ipswich.

Ben Gummer

Candidates for the 2017 General Election in Suffolk and Essex have now been confirmed. They are:

Ben Gummer

Political campaigning is often unpredictable – and so it proved when we joined the Labour and Conservative teams fighting the marginal seat of Ipswich on Saturday morning.

Ben Gummer

With two weeks to go before the country turns out to vote in the general election, campaigning is restarting after the Manchester atrocity.

Jeremy Corbyn

Campaigning for the General Election both locally and nationally has been suspended in the wake of the terrorist atrocity in Manchester.

Jeremy Corbyn

Ipswich’s General Election candidates faced a stern grilling from students at Northgate Sixth Form this morning in a Question Time-style debate.

Ben Gummer

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.

Ben Gummer

Shadow cabinet member Angela Rayner has visited Sidegate Primary School in Ipswich to promote Labour’s education policy – and see youngsters preparing for their own election.

Ben Gummer

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.

Ben Gummer

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).

Ben Gummer

Candidates hoping to be elected as MP for Ipswich next month took the battle to some of the town’s youngest voters at an election hustings at Suffolk One sixth form college.

Jeremy Corbyn

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