Sandy Martin

A new row has blown up between Ipswich's Labour MP Sandy Martin and the town's opposition Conservative group on the borough council over homelessness and council housing.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has joined calls for the government to compensate owners of tower block flats after hearing how safety work had damaged the pensions of some of his constituents.

This Summer Ipswich Waterfront will play host to the first Suffolk Pride march in five years.

Prime Minister Theresa May used a speech from Downing Street to go over the heads of MPs in a bid to win last ditch support for her Brexit deal - but failed to convince Suffolk politicians that she was on the road to victory in her battle for a deal.

Conservatives in Ipswich are looking forward to the day when Brexit is sorted out - and Theresa May is no longer Prime Minister - as they prepare for this year's local elections.

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.

Mayor of Ipswich Jane Riley was blindfolded on a walk through the town centre to learn more about the daily obstacles blind and partially sighted people face.

Suffolk's MPs are being inundated with hundreds of angry letters and e-mails from constituents demanding that they get on with reaching a decision on Brexit.

After a night of drama in the House of Commons, MPs from the region were taking stock after the Prime Minister was left with a stronger rejection of the No Deal option than she had hoped.

MPs from across the region are preparing for more crucial Brexit votes after the government's second heavy defeat on a "meaningful vote" on Tuesday evening.

Suffolk farmers' concerns - from the future of water abstraction licences to the risks posed by a 'no deal' Brexit - were put before MPs and government officials at a special meeting in Westminster.

The two MPs representing Ipswich have differing views on the northern by-pass, with Central Suffolk and North Ipswich's Dr Dan Poulter saying the road has no chance of getting his support . . . or government funding.

It's been a huge week in politics with MPs leaving both the Conservatives and Labour. Iain Dale says the new independent MPs need to quickly build a realistic policy platform

Labour activists in Suffolk and Essex have reacted with sadness to the departure of seven moderate MPs who have left their party - but insist there should not be widespread defections among the grassroots.

Excitement is building for Suffolk Pride as details of a parade along Ipswich Waterfront begin to emerge.

Proposals to convert a former Ipswich pub into a Kurdish community centre have been resubmitted to planners - and this time they include use as a place of worship.

Brexit is back firmly on the political agenda - and not just in the House of Commons where the Prime Minister is making another futile attempt to push through her deal that was rejected by two thirds of MPs nine days ago.

Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin has insisted he is not disrespecting the views of his constituents by suggesting that a second referendum might be needed to sort out the Brexit problems if all else fails.

Theresa May has survived the Vote of Confidence in her government - but not without another bruising debate in the House of Commons.

MPs are expecting another day of high drama at Westminster on Wednesday as the House of Commons holds a rare vote of confidence in the Government.

MPs in the House of Commons were tonight coming to terms with the scale of the Government's defeat in the Brexit debate - and were preparing for Wednesday's confidence vote tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Uncertainty over Britain's future relationship with the EU continues after the government's Brexit agreement suffered a humiliating defeat in a crunch vote at the House of Commons.

British politics is on a knife-edge today as politicians and the general public await the result of the "meaningful vote" on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

The British government is edging closer to Tuesday's key Commons vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

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.

Young people waiting 19 times longer for mental health appointments in parts of Suffolk, figures show.

Not every finance-related job is tied to the City of London - that was the message from Ipswich MP Sandy Martin after he asked a parliamentary question about Brexit in the House of Commons.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has joined councillors and schoolchildren from Rushmere Hall to plant trees as part of an scheme to mark The Queen's work for the Commonwealth.

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