The recently elected new MP for Ipswich Alexander Martin, has decided that he wants to be the town’s MP on a part time basis. He has decided that he is not stepping down as a county councillor because he wants to carry on representing the people of Saint John’s at county level.
Alexander has also, after giving up the Labour Group leadership on the county council, taken on a shadow portfolio.
The member of parliament for Saint John’s Ward is the County Labour group’s economic spokesman, with the objective of cutting government funding to Ipswich by £80 million. We understand that as economic spokesman, he shall be speaking for every other town that could benefit from the £80 million, in exchange for Ipswich continuing to have problems with congestion around College Street.
As Mr Martin has decided to be a part time MP, we would like to ascertain if he is going to take a full time MP’s salary or be paid on pro rata basis.