Prime Minister visits Ipswich waterfront

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown brought his election campaign to Suffolk today with just days to go before polling day.

He is visiting Ipswich to make a speech on Labour’s fight for fairness before a Q&A at University Campus Suffolk. He arrived in the town by helicopter, and met members of the public as he walked along Ipswich waterfront.

He was joined by businessman Duncan Bannatyne, one of the Dragon’s Den panel.

Mr Brown received a rapturous welcome from Labour supporters at UCS, and said: “It is a real pleasure to be back here in Ipswich.”

He also thanked the town’s Labour candidate Chris Mole for what he had achieved during his time as the town’s MP.

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Mr Brown added: ”I am fighting for my life because I am fighting for the future of this country.”

The town has become more of a marginal battleground than Gordon Brown would have hoped in the lead up to Thursday’s general election.

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Mr Brown was met by our reporters and the public at University Campus Suffolk this morning after visiting Basildon, in Essex.

Meanwhile, shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley visited Ipswich Hospital, where the Garrett Anderson unit is used by Labour to demonstrate its commitment to improving health care.

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