Conservative Party Conference 2018

A number of Ipswich Conservative councillors, Association members and Tom Hunt attended the Party Conference in Birmingham this week.

It was a good opportunity to catch up will colleagues from across the region and country and focus on how the Conservative Party is transforming the country for the better, in contrast to when Jeremy Corbyn's party crashed the economy 10 years ago.

The Prime Minister said we can reach a Brexit deal  that delivers for the British people.

She said Labour has become the ‘Jeremy Corbyn Party’ – which rejects the common values that once bridged our political divide. 

Labour are only offering bogus solutions that will hurt the very people they claim to help.  We should be proud of our record but not blind to the challenges ahead.

The Prime Minister identified four key challenges, and the action to take:

  • Some markets are not working for people and we need to fix them so they do. So as part of fixing the housing market, we will remove the cap on how much local councils can borrow to get them building homes again.
  • We need to do more to help people with the cost of living – so we will freeze fuel duty again.
  • The deficit is down and because of people’s sacrifices better days are ahead. So at the Spending Review next year, debt as a share of the economy will continue to go down, support for public services will go up. A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over.
  • Our economy is growing but some communities have been left behind. So we need to get the whole country ready for the economic change that is coming with our Modern Industrial Strategy
  • A new Cancer Strategy as part of our long-term plan for the NHS, speeding up diagnosis and saving lives.

Read the Prime Minister’s speech in full here


1) Chairman John Howard chatting to the Chancellor,

2) Cllr Eddy Phillips with Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

3) Brandon Lewis MP, Party Chairman, addressing the audience.

4) Cllrs Eddy P, Chris Chambers and Colin Noble.