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Ben Gummer

Television crews have been filming in Ipswich after choosing it as the "perfect focus group" for assessing the mood of the country during one of the most extraordinary weeks in British politics.

Let me make it clear from the start that I would love it if there was an Ipswich northern bypass. It would make my journeys from my home in north west of the town to the Suffolk coast much easier.

I'm convinced there is a book to be written about the sorry tale of The Upper Orwell Crossings. The problems began almost from the very start.

As politicians head back to Westminster - and a new vote on Brexit - Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin insisted he is not prepared to vote to make his constituents poorer.

The Conservative hoping to win Ipswich back from Labour's Sandy Martin at the next general election has moved quickly to distance himself and his party from former MP Ben Gummer's views on Brexit.

Former Ipswich MP and Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer has said that a second referendum might be the only way out of the Brexit quagmire if Parliament cannot agree on a way forward.

Over the past year house prices have been rising steadily across Suffolk and Essex, but hidden in those statistics, some buyers have fared much better than others.

So the Upper Orwell Crossing has a stay of execution until December - but I haven't yet come across anyone who, in their heart of hearts, believes that the project isn't doomed.

Tom Hunt has been chosen to fight the Ipswich parliamentary seat for the Conservatives at the next general election.

Tonight Ipswich's Conservative Association is choosing its new parliamentary candidate to fight Sandy Martin at the next general election.

Ipswich Conservatives are to select a candidate on Thursday to take on Sandy Martin in the marginal seat at the next general election.

Suffolk's only Labour MP could find it harder than ever to retain his Ipswich seat at the next general election if Boundary Commission recommendations are implemented.

A Suffolk MP and environment minister has mystified Twitter followers with an unusual comment advocating a controversial weed killer, which has recently been the subject of a high profile cancer court case.

The news that the construction of the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich is "under review" by an independent consultant working for Suffolk County Council is likely to spell the death-knell for this exciting project.

Former Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has confirmed he will not be fighting the seat again in any future election - and is now looking at carving out a new life away from the cut and thrust of politics.

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