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Conservatives in Ipswich are looking forward to the day when Brexit is sorted out - and Theresa May is no longer Prime Minister - as they prepare for this year's local elections.

Theresa May

Television crews have been filming in Ipswich after choosing it as the "perfect focus group" for assessing the mood of the country during one of the most extraordinary weeks in British politics.

Theresa May

Suffolk's MPs are being inundated with hundreds of angry letters and e-mails from constituents demanding that they get on with reaching a decision on Brexit.

Dan Poulter

After a night of drama in the House of Commons, MPs from the region were taking stock after the Prime Minister was left with a stronger rejection of the No Deal option than she had hoped.

James Cartlidge

Theresa May's Brexit strategy has been dealt a devastating blow after the House of Commons rejected her EU Withdrawal Agreement by an overwhelming majority for the second time.

Theresa May

Police dogs might think they are just playing games - but their handlers know just how vital their role is.

Tim Passmore

The controversial elephant sculpture proposed for the roundabout outside Colchester railway station has been approved by council planners without any objection.

House of Commons

Rock Barracks is staying open, according to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, as the Woodbridge army base prepares to take on a new specialist capability.

Therese Coffey

Rock Barracks is staying open, according to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, as the Woodbridge army base prepares to take on a new specialist capability.

Therese Coffey

Suffolk Conservatives were today digesting the news that three high-profile remainer MPs had left the party over the party's Brexit stance - but did not expect an early general election.

Theresa May

Labour activists in Suffolk and Essex have reacted with sadness to the departure of seven moderate MPs who have left their party - but insist there should not be widespread defections among the grassroots.

Sandy Martin

Councils have been formally told that they will be getting the government support they were promised in Decemer after MPs approved the deal in the House of Commons.

Suffolk County Council

Iain Dale says things are looking up for Theresa May this week, but there's a long way to go to see if a good Brexit deal will define her time at 10 Downing Street

Theresa May

As an etiquette expert comes up with guidelines for MPs to get through Brexit...with good manners!

European Union

Brexit is back firmly on the political agenda - and not just in the House of Commons where the Prime Minister is making another futile attempt to push through her deal that was rejected by two thirds of MPs nine days ago.

Theresa May

Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin has insisted he is not disrespecting the views of his constituents by suggesting that a second referendum might be needed to sort out the Brexit problems if all else fails.

Sandy Martin

After a dramatic two days in the House of Commons, attention now turns to what happens next in the Brexit saga - and we should not have too long to wait.

Theresa May

Theresa May has survived the Vote of Confidence in her government - but not without another bruising debate in the House of Commons.

Jeremy Corbyn

Worried East Anglian farmers' leaders warned that a 'no deal' Brexit would have a 'serious impact' on rural businesses as the political crisis deepened following a crushing defeat for prime minister Theresa May's European Union (EU) exit strategy.

Theresa May

MPs are expecting another day of high drama at Westminster on Wednesday as the House of Commons holds a rare vote of confidence in the Government.

Jeremy Corbyn

MPs in the House of Commons were tonight coming to terms with the scale of the Government's defeat in the Brexit debate - and were preparing for Wednesday's confidence vote tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn

Uncertainty over Britain's future relationship with the EU continues after the government's Brexit agreement suffered a humiliating defeat in a crunch vote at the House of Commons.

Jeremy Corbyn

Members of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce are hoping to meet Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in Parliament next week as the press the case to upgrade the A14 in the county.

James Cartlidge

British politics is on a knife-edge today as politicians and the general public await the result of the "meaningful vote" on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Jeremy Corbyn

As politicians head back to Westminster - and a new vote on Brexit - Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin insisted he is not prepared to vote to make his constituents poorer.

Sandy Martin

MPs return to Parliament for the first time in 2019 this week - and on Wednesday they start the new debate on the Prime Minister's deal to pull Britain out of the EU.

European Union

The Conservative hoping to win Ipswich back from Labour's Sandy Martin at the next general election has moved quickly to distance himself and his party from former MP Ben Gummer's views on Brexit.

Ben Gummer

Households in Suffolk could see council tax bills rise by 4.7% next year if the county's local authorities and police do as the government suggests in its local government settlement.

Tim Passmore

This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.

European Union

Not every finance-related job is tied to the City of London - that was the message from Ipswich MP Sandy Martin after he asked a parliamentary question about Brexit in the House of Commons.

Sandy Martin

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