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David Hale

We are sorry and sad to advise that former Conservative councillor and past Mayor, David Hale has passed away after a short illness.   He represented Holywells Ward from 1999 until 2012, and was Mayor of Ipswich 2008-2009.

We express our symapthy to his family and friends.


Tom's 1st 6 months as MP

It's been over six months since I became your Member of Parliament. I love my constituency and I am working hard for Ipswich. I made this video to tell you all about what I have done so far.

The Neo Marxism behind "Black Live Matters" by Tom

Tom says "I don’t think there were any decent-minded folk who weren’t shaken by the footage of the death of George Floyd on May 25. Understandably, a great many were so shaken by it that they wanted to do something and at least demonstrate their hostility to racism in all its forms and the need for it to be combated wherever its found by joining public demonstrations."

Tom's weekly Star Column about Hospital Services

You won't be surprised to know that bearing in mind my activities this week with the joint letter and my interventions in the Commons I have decided to write about plans to remove elective Orthopaedics from Ipswich Hospital and to transfer these vital services to a new centre in Colchester.

Ipswich Museum Online Survey

Last year Ipswich Borough Council was awarded a sum of money from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop plans for the redevelopment of the Museum in High Street. An important part of this is finding out what local people might want in our ‘new’ museum.

Tom on statues and culture

I have written in my column this week about debate over our statues and other cultural expressions. I share the anger at the death of George Floyd and the contempt for racism in all its forms.

Tom speaks on Sentencing Bill

Tom Hunt, MP for Ipswich, made a speech during the third reading of the Sentencing Bill in which he called for criminal sentencing to be tougher, clearer, and more honest to build public confidence in the justice system.

Tom raising funds for Age UK

Tom says "My hair has become increasingly ridiculous over the past few weeks. The situation is unsustainable. Therefore I have decided to shave it off for a good cause. The clippers have been ordered and will be with me soon. I will be raising money for Age UK Suffolk."

Job Retention Scheme Extended

The job retention scheme will be extended, for four months, until the end of October. By that point, we will have provided eight months of support to British people and businesses. Until the end of July, there will be no changes to the scheme whatsoever.