A Great Victory Hard In The Winning

Four and a half years ago, I sat down with my colleague Chloë Smith, the MP for Norwich North, for a coffee in Portcullis House – the modern extension to the Houses of Parliament. I was newly-elected; Chloë had been in parliament for only a year. I don’t think it…

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Some Home Truths on Immigration

I was a chorister when I was little and, at times, have been a fairly regular church-goer: I have been to many church services over thirty-six years. The last was on Saturday night, at St Mary’s in Woodbridge Road, at the Polish Mass that is held there every week. As…

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Why we need a Wet Dock Crossing

Last week, I launched my vision for a new crossing over the Orwell, linking Wherstead Road with the Island Site in the docks to Cliff Quay on the east bank. As I expected, the idea generated a considerable amount of discussion – online and in print. I want today to…

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Tour of Parliament

Dear resident, In 2010 the votes of Ipswich elected me to represent them in Parliament. Since then I have been working hard to get the best for my constituents and for Ipswich, both here in the town and in Westminster. One of the things that worried me before the election…

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Ni! The most dreaded words in Ipswich

Connoisseurs of Monty Python will know the famous encounter in the Holy Grail with the Knights Who Say Ni. These knights are keepers of the sacred word ‘Ni’ which, when uttered, strikes fear into everyone around. Like life imitating art, we have in Ipswich our very own Knights Who Say…

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