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Ben Gummer Waxes Lyrical about the Fourth Oldest Port in the Country

Ben Gummer MP says Ipswich Port – a hidden success story Here’s a question for you.  Which port in the United Kingdom last year exported more agricultural products than anywhere else?  Felixstowe?  Southampton?  Hull?  Liverpool?  None of these. It was … Continue reading

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A National Service in Name I have just returned from a ministerial tour of the south-west, where I have been looking at a wide range of hospitals and care providers, from a hospice to a community hospital to one of … Continue reading

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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015. Snappy, isn’t it?  And a wonder of legislation it is too.  Don’t put it down, because I am particularly fond of this little number.  Here’s why. There were two … Continue reading

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Ben Gummer: A Happy Day When We See the BNP Pass Away

When I was first elected, I was sent a link to a video by a constituent who had stood in the same election for the British National Party.  He recommended I watch it for the good of Ipswich but did … Continue reading

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I remember well my first visit to Ipswich Police Station – the same that now lies in rubble by Civic Drive – not long after the election in 2010.  I sat in an operations room, in the early hours, whilst … Continue reading

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Ben in the Pub 6th November

Ben Gummer will be in The Woolpack on the 6th of November from 19:30-21:00.

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Making End of Life Excellent Across the Country

Conservative MP for Ipswich, Ben Gummer says It is not often that you are moved to tears at a conference fringe event but last week, in Manchester, Stephen Lock did precisely that. I was speaking at a Macmillan event on … Continue reading

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From the Studio Floor: Suffolk’s artistic talent to be showcased at Town Hall Next time you are passing the Town Hall and have a moment, go in and turn left so that you face the great double staircase that takes … Continue reading

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Ben Gummer on Devolution Debates

Walk along any road in Ipswich and the street lamps you see lighting the tarmac are the responsibility of Suffolk County Council. Yet the paths that run between roads, to parks and linking housing estates are lit by lamps owned … Continue reading

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Elections are exhausting for all of us but for those who lose there is not the adrenalin rush we victorious received to take you through the low weeks after defeat. On top of that, MPs and activists must now elect … Continue reading

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