Intelligence sources indicate that there is still much skulduggery and intrigue amongst the comrades of Ipswich Labour. One story that is still persistent is that they have a plan to have David Ellesmere leave quietly by standing for Police and Crime commissioner. Now we have been informed that not only do certain comrades want him gone, but they are after his council seat.
Intelligence sources tell us that Councillor Chisholm doesn’t feel safe in Stoke Park and wants a safer seat and also that Stephen Connelly is wanting a safe seat too. The problem is that all the safe seats are occupied by the dinosaurs off the Ipswich Labour front bench and none of them want to retire.
There is no doubt that Gipping will be a Conservative gain next year but who will it be that the excellent Conservative candidate wins against?