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Ipwswich politics: Calm down, dear(s)

Why are ipswich politics so much like a tussle outside a bar at chucking-out time? They seem to scream at each other rather than engage in reasoned...

Jobs focus by Ipswich politicians

With the jobless figures reaching the highest nationwide since 1994 it was not surprising that Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Ipswich, ...

St Margaret’s By Election called

A by election will be held in Ipswich to replace the Conservative Sarah Stokes, who resigned spectacularly at the beginning of the month, making al...

Labour’s petty campaign against Gummer

Ipswich Spy has noticed rumblings across the blogosphere in the last few days, with complaints about so called “rowdy” behaviour during...

Labour: David Ellesmere is the man for Ipswich

Ipswich Labour Party have chosen Ipswich Borough Council leader, Cllr David Ellesmere, to be their candidate in a future General Election. Ipswich ...

BREAKING NEWS – By-election to be held in St Margarets ward

Ipswich Spy was frustrated at being sworn to secrecy about this, but we can now confirm that Cllr Sarah Stokes has stepped down from Ipswich Boroug...

Why should taxpayers fund union posts?

Following up on our article on Saturday, Suffolk County Council has revealed that 4 full time staff are employed on behalf of the unions – si...

Should a council fund a union office?

Ipswich Tory Ben Gummer MP has hit out at news that Ipswich Borough Council subsidises a union office to the tune of £20,000 in an article in the ...

Are the riots allowing the Tory right to reassert themselves?

Everyone who Ipswich Spy has spoken to or heard talking about the riots would agree on one thing – there is no excuse for violent disorder an...

Are Ipswich Tories falling out of love with Cameron…

David Cameron is in trouble. Not for failing to show leadership in a policing situation where the mindless thugs and criminals have rampaged throug...

Should Ipswich pursue an Executive Mayor?

Ipswich has 48 Borough Councillors and 13 County Councillors. The Borough Council is considered the more important organisation by Ipswich politico...

Labour shortlist candidates for Parliamentary selection

Ipswich Labour Party have drawn up a short list of four candidates to be put to party members on 18th September as it seeks to retake the seat lost...

Gummer digs hole over legal aid cuts

Ipswich Spy was surprised at the article printed in The Times last week by Ben Gummer MP because it made so many cheap points and appeared to be a ...

Ex Minister takes Transport role

Former Transport Minister and ex MP Chris Mole, replaced last year by Tory Ben Gummer MP, is to be made a director of Ipswich Buses by the Labour r...

Who will Labour choose?

Labour have announced that they have begun the selection process for a candidate to stand in the next Parliamentary election here in Ipswich, one o...

A low key end to a low key campaign

Tomorrow Ipswich goes to the polls with control of the Borough Council very much in the balance. Ipswich Borough Council has been under No Overall ...

LIVE: Ipswich v PNE

Preston North End begin looking ahead to next season today when they face Ipswich. After the loss…

Labour launches Borough Council Manifesto

Labour have produced a 10 page manifesto for the Borough Council campaign. We have had a brief look through it, and it is full of nice words aimed ...

Harman visit to Ipswich

Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman visits Ipswich today as part of Labour’s “blank sheet of paper” policy debate, to meet new me...

Labour want Ipswich to save lollipops and libraries

After watching the Tories at Suffolk County Council vote to cut the school crossing patrol officers and close three libraries in Ipswich, the Labou...

Has roads funding descended down a pot hole?

In Sprites Ward in Ipswich, the local Labour councillors have done a street survey of every pothole in the ward and reported their findings to the ...

Labour let down residents over libraries

For the last few weeks Labour have been pushing thousands of leaflets throughout Ipswich decrying the closure of Rosehill and Westbourne Libraries....

Ben Gummer’s Fore Street office opened by ex Vergo staff

Ben Gummer has been in touch with Ipswich Spy to tell us about his new Fore Street office, pictured above. Here is what Mr Gummer had to say: “Th...

Labour echo campaigners call to save libraries

Labour have recently put an article on their website which echoes the blogpost from Alasdair Ross which was published on 5th February. This is rath...

Save Westbourne Library!

That is the message from Ipswich Liberal Democrats, who have broken what looked like it could become 9 months of silence on their website, to publi...

Balls up for fight in East of England

Labour’s Ed Balls has been lined up to lead the Labour campaign for the local government elections in the East of England, a move certain to ...

Ben Gummer’s office in Fore Street

There have been comments made, mostly by Labour posters, about the supposed lack of an office in Ipswich. Firstly we had Cllr Ross alleging that th...

Labour to select candidate this year

Following hard on the heels of our article last week about the runners and riders for selection to be the Ipswich Labour Party candidate at the nex...

Do Labour still not get it on cuts?

Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council are going to have to make huge cuts in the forthcoming year, indeed many of these cuts are alrea...

Four years out, who will be the sacrificial lamb for the Lib Dems in Ipswich?

Ipswich is a funny seat for the Liberal Democrats. They hold Colchester, and half of Norwich, but Ipswich has remained elusive. Maybe it’s be...

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