Since the start of the General Election campaign, I and my Ipswich Conservative colleagues have knocked on over 10,000 doors and we’ve been able to talk to over 3,000 people from across the town. We have a huge amount of door knocking still to do, but I’d like to think we have a fairly good idea of what people are thinking on some of the key issues.
Tom Hunt meets with Home Secretary, Priti Patel to discuss crime, tougher sentences for people carrying offensive weapons such as knives as well as the extra 54 police officers in Suffolk as part of the extra 20,000 introduced by the government earlier in 2019.
Tom says "I'm glad the Government has announced we're going to be getting an extra 54 police officers but the police funding formula needs to be reformed to ensure that Ipswich benefits more when the next wave of recruitment is announced. Tougher sentencing and more youth clubs also key."
Tom has attended the the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Despite all the difficulties in Parliament there was a lot of positivity at the Conference and hope for the future. The overriding theme of the Conference was “Get Brexit Done”. The vast majority of people I’ve spoken to on the doorstep over the past month or so, whether they voted Leave or Remain in the referendum simply want us to get on with leaving the EU so that we can move forward as a country and start fully focusing on over important domestic issues.