Respect Pledge for local elections

Today (3 March 2018) the Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis unveiled the Party’s Respect Pledge. The pledge will apply to all Conservative candidates standing in the local elections this year, ensuring they behave responsibly throughout the election.

Candidate pledges for local elections

We asked that all 3 parties' candidates in the local elections adopt a respectful and positive tone in campaigning, which they confirmed that they would.

Increased pay for NHS workers

Using the funds that the Chancellor allocated at the Budget, we've set out proposals that will see wage rises of between 6.5 per cent and 29 per cent for over 1.1 million NHS workers in England

Celebrating apprenticeships

This National Apprenticeship Week, Ipswich Conservatives are recognising the vital contribution of apprentices here in Ipswich. Since 2010 there have been 7320 apprenticeship starts in Ipswich.

The Gem that is Holywells Park by Liz Harsant

A hidden gem often not as well known or as popular as Christchurch Park, but believe me it is the most beautiful Park you could wish to visit. I have been using the Park for many years; when my children were young; when I was a dog walker; and then with my grandchildren - but now I just enjoy the peace and tranquillity Holywells Park offers, writes Cllr Liz Harsant.


Theresa May's vision for the future economic partnership between the United Kingdom and the European Union.