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Democracy in Cavendish after 42 years

Democracy in Cavendish after 42 years

Stuart Letten campaigning outside Sudbury Town Hall Thanks to his intention to stand in the Cavendish ward District Council election, a 42 year record of having no opposition candidate to the Conservative candidates over the years, has been shattered. Stuart Letten, a local UKIP committee member is intending to take the fight to the Conservatives this May 7th. Mr Letten, […]

April 19, 2015 · Local
RICS Praises UKIP Housing Policy

RICS Praises UKIP Housing Policy

The respected Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has praised UKIP’s housing policy for being the “first real programme of this campaign that seeks to solve Britain’s long-term supply-side crisis”. In their analysis of our housing policy launched as part of our manifesto earlier in the week their Head of UK Policy writes: “Taken collectively, this raft of policies appeared […]

April 17, 2015 · Local
The Cartlidge-Basham Pact

The Cartlidge-Basham Pact

Students of history will know that the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact is also used to describe unlikely political alliances between antagonists; a kind of political marriage of convenience, or desperation. At the Harkstead hustings on Thursday 9th April, we witnessed such a potential shotgun union, only this time between two of South Suffolk’s PPCs. In a discussion on the myriad coalition possibilities, […]

April 11, 2015 · Local
South Suffolk UKIP win (mock) election

South Suffolk UKIP win (mock) election

The Thomas Gainsborough School, Gt Cornard, Sudbury, held a mock election on Wednesday 11th March, with voting booths, tellers, hustings, and a final count. All of the party PPCs were present. The vote went in UKIP’s favour: UKIP – 272 votes (23%) Conservative – 252 votes (22%) Labour – 247 votes (21%) Lib Dem – 246 votes (21%) Green – […]

March 11, 2015 · Local
Brexit at the Athenaeum

Brexit at the Athenaeum

The Athenaeum at Bury St Edmunds provided the venue for three UKIP PPCs to meet the public, and for Prof Stephen Bush, (Emeritus Professor of Process Manufacture and of Polymer Engineering at the University of Manchester), to give a talk on ‘Brexit’ from the EU. The PPCs were John Howlett for Bury St Edmunds, Steven Whalley for South Suffolk, and […]

March 6, 2015 · Local
Open Market

Open Market

The historic market centre in towns is used for many purposes, whether it is for selling food with the butcher’s stall in place for decades, to clothes, or cheese, or one-off craft sales. It also provides a forum for charities to meet the public and gain exposure for their cause. One such is Mencap who recently held a stall in […]

February 28, 2015 · Local
Framlinhgam councillor barred from key housing vote

Framlinhgam councillor barred from key housing vote

The reason why the Framlingham councillor barred from voting on a new housing development should be brought to the attention of us in South Suffolk, is that there are ominous parallels with similar developments in this area. The EADT reveals: Christopher Hudson was kicked off the committee which will today decide whether 263 new homes can be built in his […]

February 16, 2015 · Local
Chilton Woods 1,250 Homes Development

Chilton Woods 1,250 Homes Development

A Chilton Woods development presentation was held  in Sudbury on Saturday 31st Jan, and gave an overview of the planning application for up to 1,250 new homes. It was part of the consultation on Chilton Woods which will run from Friday 30 January 2015 to Monday 16 February. The plans claim it will support economic growth, provide new homes, add […]

February 11, 2015 · Local