24 APR 2015
This is my first election leaflet seeking your endorsement to re-elect me as MP for Suffolk Coastal.
1st election leaflet
17 APR 2015
Therese Coffey has welcomed new figures showing that only 444 people in Suffolk Coastal are claiming Jobseeker's Allowance, the lowest on record, and 918 fewer than five years ago - which is a drop of two thirds. Youth unemployment is also at its lowest since records began.
Therese said: 'It's excellent news that unemployment has fallen by over two thirds of those since the start of Parliament are now employed. That's 918 more families here with the stability and security of a regular pay packet.
This is thanks to the hard work and the determination of people here, the confidence of local businesses and the Conservatives' strong...
15 APR 2015
You can read details of the Conservative Party Manifesto for a brighter, more secure future for Britain here.
This will offer people security at every stage of theie life.
For the best start in life we will continue to increase spending on the NHS, provide 7-day a week access to your GP and deliver a truly 7-day NHS – so you know you will always have access to a free and high quality health service when you need it most.
For your school years we will maintain the amount of money that follows each child into school, ensure there is a good primary school place available for every child and lift the cap on university places – so...
15 APR 2015
Therese has welcomed the news that the Connected cities broadband voucher scheme has been extended to Greater Ipswich which includes Suffolk Coastal district. This is great news for Suffolk Coastal businesses who want to get online.
You can get a voucher for up to £3000 from the Government towards a fibre or WiFi connection. Further information on this scheme is available via www.connectionvouchers.co.uk.
15 APR 2015
Therese will be attending a number of hustings throughout the constituency in the lead up to May 7th alongside the other candidates.
Please see the details below for venues and timings.
Halesworth - 17th April - United Reformed Church from 8pm
Southwold - 19th April - St Edmund's Hall from 6pm
Woodbridge - 20th April - St John's Parish Church from 7:30pm
Felixstowe - 26th April - Salvation Army from 7:30pm
27 MAR 2015
Therese visited Halesworth Rising last weekend. The event, organised by Cllr Tony Goldson, was designed to showcase the good work that is currently taking place and the positive plans for the future of the town.
Therese said: "It was a great chance to catch up with a variety of organisations including Halesworth Dementia Carers' fund, the Volunteer Centre, the St Mary's project, the Campus scheme and Halesworth Health."
Therese added: "It was particularly helpful to meet Dr Sanjay Kaushal of Castlemeadow Care, who is signed up as development partner of Halesworth Health with our local GPs. I was pleased to learn more about the number of...
26 MAR 2015
Therese met Alzheimer's Society Ambassador Angela Rippon in Westminster recently to confirm her support forthose affected by the condition.
Therese said: "Dementia is one of the biggest health and care challenge our country faces and one which we need to respond to. I reaffirm my pledge to press for more care and nursing homes which cater for patients affected by dementia. It is my ambition to help make Suffolk Coastal a dementia friendly constituency in the next Parliament".
The Alzheimer's Society is striving to ensure that more people get a diagnosis and the support they need and that communities are encouraged to become dementia...
25 MAR 2015
Therese visited Rade Digital, a high-tech business based in Hinton, last week to discuss how their wireless broadband network is helping to provide superfast broadband.
Rade's wireless broadband provides speeds from 6Mbs/second to 100Mb across a wide area between Leiston and Lowestoft, with plans to extend the area of coverage.
Therese said: "I was delighted to meet Managing Director, Jake Barton and Finance Director Andrew Blois who are working hard to bring wi-fi broadband to rural residents and businesses. These are the kind of people grafting hard and taking a risk with their own money to help others and, yes, hopefully will reap the...
23 MAR 2015
Felixstowe is one of twelve pioneering coastal towns to be selected by the Government to have a dedicated coastal team that willhelp support the local economy.
Coastal Teams are designed to bring local people, councils and businesses together. The new Felixstowe Team coordinated by SCDC will engage existing community networks and develop the key heritage assets within the town.
Welcoming the news, Therese said: "This is great news for Felixstowe and complements the Felixstowe Seafront Summit that I set up recently to develop our seafront and help accelerate projects such as the pier."
Therese added: "As well as being awarded £10,000 to...
18 MAR 2015
Therese has welcomed today's Budget as another step on the road to prosperity for Suffolk and for Britain.
Therese said: "The Budget will continue the national recovery, cutting taxes, helping first time buyers, aiding farmers, assisting pensioners and supporting savers. Five years ago, Britain was spending and borrowing too much and too many people were out of work. Living standards are now higher than when this Government came into office, with more people in work than ever before."
Therese added: "The big news from today was the rise in the personal allowance – cutting taxes for 27 million people, a tax cut for savers and help for...