Monthly Archives: April 2011

Shall We Give Ipswich Labour the Benefit of the Doubt?

Since my post on libraries fellow Tory Blogger James Spencer has suggested that I give Ipswich Labour the benefit of the doubt because “it is perfectly possible that they got some facts wrong not through intent but through lack of … Continue reading

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No Apology from Self-Righteous Labour

In the house of Commons, Ben Gummer has brought up the lies Harriot Harman spoke about Sure Start Centres closing in Ipswich The transcript can be read here. Ben Gummer said “The right hon. Gentleman talked about cavalier language. At … Continue reading

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Suffolk Libraries

I have been informed that a Save Suffolk Libraries Petition was handed in to Suffolk County Council this morning. Portfolio Holder Judy Terry was quizzed and said to protestors “you just don’t understand…” I have also been informed that a … Continue reading

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Dan Poulter on AV

From Dan Poulter’s Evening Star Column “ON Thursday, May 5, the people of Suffolk will take part in an historic vote on whether to change the voting system used to elect MPs from the current system called First Past the … Continue reading

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A Great Team at the Borough

In tonights Evening Star is an excelent letter by Brian Pinner titled Don’t Vote Out Great Team at the Borough which I am reprinting here in full I feelk very sorry for our local councillors facing re-election. In fact the … Continue reading

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Desperation of the Yes to AV camp.

Four out of five Labour councillors, thousands of Labour party activists and 131 Labour MPs back the ‘No’ campaign, hence the yes campaign’s desparation. Alan Johnson has appealed to Labour voters to back the alternative vote, claiming that a vote … Continue reading

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Ipswich Conservatives Proud Record

The Conservatives in Ipswich have an impressive record since taking control of Ipswich Borough Council in 2004 as can be seen by these two photographs of the Ipswich Waterfront When Labour had Ipswich Borough Council Since the Conservatives have controlled … Continue reading

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AV and Tactical Voting

My friend Mark has written a good article about AV and Tactical Voting here.

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Gipping Rose

I’ve received a copy of the Gipping Ward Rose. In my blog post here I got something wrong. Not every candidate has had their photo taken outside Rosehill library. Peter Gardiner has had his photo taken outside Chantry Library. Strangely … Continue reading

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Mark Bee is Seeking Stronger Ties with Borough and District Councils

The East Anglian Daily Times reports that greater co-operation between local authorities is expected to take place following the election of Mark Bee as new Conservative leader at Suffolk County Council. (Story here) Tonight Evening star says The county council’s … Continue reading

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