Welcome to my website.  I was re-elected as MP for Suffolk Coastal on May 7th 2015 and it is my privilege to serve as your Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal. 

You will find on here a variety of information including my news from Westminster and around the constituency, as well as details of surgeries and my columns.

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22 JUL 2016

Vote For Your Favourite Community Project

The Suffolk Coastal Business and Community Awards are looking for the public to choose their favourite community project for their Enabling Communities Awards. The following five projects have been sortlisted: Saxmundham Music Festival Dunwich Museum Huntingfield Hub Station House in Campsea Ashe Yoxford Bowls Club The award will be presented at their annual awards ceremony in September with voting closing on August 26th. You can vote for your favourite by clicking here. 


20 JUL 2016

Ambulance Service Update

Therese organised a meeting in Parliament today for Eastern MPs to hear from the Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service, Rob Morton. He was joined by Chairman, Sarah Boulton and Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality, Sandy Brown. The meeting is the latest in a series of updates on the Turnaround Plan to improve response times and was the third opportunity for MPs to grill the new Chief Executive on progress made. Therese said, "We heard about a significant increase in demand and we have asked for more data on this. Unfortunately, there are still major problems on handovers at hospitals despite their efforts. I will be...


19 JUL 2016

Ambulance Service Update

Therese organised a meeting in Parliament today for Eastern MPs to hear from the Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service, Rob Morton. He was joined by Chairman, Sarah Boulton and Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality, Sandy Brown. The meeting is the latest in a series of updates on the Turnaround Plan to improve response times and was the third opportunity for MPs to grill the new Chief Executive on progress made. Therese said, "We heard about a significant increase in demand and we have asked for more data on this. Unfortunately, there are still major problems on handovers at hospitals despite their efforts. I will be...


19 JUL 2016

Therese Promoted to DEFRA Minister

Therese has been asked by new Prime Minister Theresa May to become Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Since the general election last year she has been serving as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons. Therese said: "I am thrilled to have been appointed a Minister at the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. With so many environmental jewels along our coast co-existing with significant industry including marine, nuclear and agriculture, as well as the challenges of erosion and flooding at one extreme and water shortages for farming at the other, I have had a great...


18 JUL 2016

New Permanent EE Mast Site Found in Felixstowe

Therese has welcomed the news that a permanent mast site in Felixstowe will soon be delivering mobile signal for EE customers who were cut off earlier this year. Back in January Therese was contacted by several frustrated residents about the lack of phone signal in the town. Shortly after it was confirmed by EE that one of their masts on Felixstowe Promenade had been removed causing an outage for customers. Following conversations Therese had with the company and Ofcom a temporary solution was found and customers were compensated. Six months later the mast on a new permanent site has been activated. Reacting to the news, Therese said: "I'm...


15 JUL 2016

Success for Suffolk Coastal Businesses

A number of local businesses were successful at the recent EADT Business Award, held to celebrate the best of Suffolk business. The Cake Shop Bakery in Woodbridge won the Best Family Business Award and the Suffolk Canine Creche in Martlesham were doubly successful, picking up the Customer Care Award and the Future50 One to Watch Awards. The Three Musketeers potato farmers from Rendlesham were the runners up in the Food and Farming Excellence category. Therese said: "It's testament to the hard work and innovation of our local entrepreneurs that all 3 of our businesses from Suffolk Coastal were recognised. Congratulations to all of them. "We...


13 JUL 2016

Latitude Travel Changes

Latitude kicks off tomorrow, one of the highlights of the Suffolk entertainment calendar. Last year there were awful traffic problems so there have been some important changes to help things run more smoothly. -There will be 3 different routes to the site to ensure traffic is more balanced. This may mean journeys appear longer on SatNavs, but should improve traffic flow. -There will now be a separate route for family ticket holders. -The car parks inside the site have been changed and there will be new entrances and exits. -There will be no use of the car park on the other side of the A12 eliminating delays from any pedestrians...


12 JUL 2016

Halesworth Station Barrow Crossing Public Meeting

This Thursday Network Rail are hosting a second public meeting about their proposal to close the Barrow crossing at Halesworth Station. The meeting will take place at 6.30pm in the Auditorium at The Cut. Halesworth residents made their feelings known at the previous meeting with more than 200 people packing into the Riffle Hall to protest against the closure. Therese said: "Since the last public meeting, I have had meetings with Network Rail, HM Chief Inspector of Railways and the Rail Minister to press the case that the crossing should remain open but with increased safety measures. "I'm concerned that Network Rail will try and close the...


11 JUL 2016

Transport Minister Drives A12 Route in Bid for Funding

Therese has welcomed Transport Minister Robert Goodwill to Suffolk along with Waveney MP Peter Aldous to see first-hand the proposals for the Suffolk Energy Gateway. The visit was arranged after an earlier meeting in Parliament where the Minister had been lobbied for central government support by councillors and officers from Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk County Council. Therese said: "It was important to get the Minister up here so he can see first-hand the real need for improvements on the A12. As Chair of the Suffolk Coast Energy Delivery Board we are aiming to maximise the economic benefits that new energy projects like...


08 JUL 2016

Conservative Party Leadership

Following the resignation of the Prime Minister, a leadership contest in the Conservative Party is underway. There has been a ballot of all Conservative MPs to choose which two candidates Conservative members in Suffolk Coastal and across Britain will be voting for. Home Secretary Theresa May and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom will now compete to become leader of the party and Prime Minister. Many constituents have been in contact with Therese to ask who she will be supporting. Therese will be backing Theresa May for the position. Therese said: "I am so pleased that Theresa May will be on the ballot for leader of our party and the next Prime...



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E-mail: therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk

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