A14

When the government came forward with proposals to build a new toll road on the A14, Ben did what he promised at his election and put Ipswich first.   He made strong representations to the government on behalf of Ipswich drivers and hauliers, making the case direct to the prime…

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Opportunities for young people

Youth unemployment in the town has been a problem for some time.   Although it is now 40 per cent lower than when Ben became the town’s MP, there is much more to do. Without training or a job, young people are far more likely to find it hard to…

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Flood defences begun

Flood risk was hampering new buildings in the town centre and posed a risk to all residents.   Ben fought for a scheme to protect Ipswich completely and last July turned the ground on the last key part- a £30 million barrier at the New Cut.  

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New stroke care unit

Ben led a campaign for a new specialist stroke care unit at Ipswich Hospital.   After launching a petition, along with local residents and the Ipswich Star newspaper, Ben secured funding for the new unit. Whilst Ipswich people can now expect better stroke care, it is still not the best…

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