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We want to keep the Upper Orwell Crossings

In his Six Point Plan for Ipswich, Ben Gummer and the Conservatives promised to secure the funds to build a Wet Dock Crossing across the Orwell. The Chancellor announced that the Wet Dock Crossing would be given the go-ahead.

Message from Ben Gummer - thanking the people of Ipswich

As a Suffolk boy, it has been the greatest honour to represent a town I have known and cared about since I was a child. I am proud of what we have done in the last seven years to help Ipswich begin to become the town it deserves to be.


The results of the general election on Thursday 8th June are as below. We thank the 23,000 people that voted for Ben.

Turn out: 67.71%

Ben GUMMER Conservative 23,399

Green  840


Liberal Democrats1187

Labour 24,235

Independent 121


Ben Gummer is the only candidate to vote for, building on our town's successes and ensure Theresa May is the person to see us through Brexit and keep our nation secure and our economy strong.


Ipswich Hospital and Local Health Services

Ben campaigned for retaining services in Ipswich Hospital even before he became MP for Ipswich, successfully leading to bringing back heart and other specialist services to Heath Road.

A Good Job and Home for All

Ben has a simple ambition for Ipswich - that everyone has the security of a good job and a home to live in.

New trees for our town

The Railway Station forecourt re-design originally had no trees included in the design until Ben intervened and the council agreed to plant 16 new trees.

Now for a Northern Route

Two years ago, Ben promised two new routes - a Northern Route and the Upper Orwell Crossings  - to end the congestion that too often blocks our town. He has managed to win the funding and engage an architect to start work on the Upper Orwell Crossings.