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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.

Home But Not Alone Service

If you need urgent help

You can call the Home, But Not Alone phoneline if you live in Suffolk and need urgent help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

This emergency phoneline is for people who:

Tom' Star Article, 1st May 2020

In my Ipswich Star column this week I've reiterated my disgust at the appeal verdict this week and have also spoken about activity on the Education Select Committee. I also talk about what its like taking part in Parliamentary proceedings virtually and my ever growing need for a hair cut!