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It has been my privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal since 2010 and I'm delighted to have been re-elected in June 2017.


24 APR 2018

Millicent Fawcett Statue Unveiled in Parliament Square

Therese attended the unveiling of the statue of Millicent Garrett-Fawcett in Parliament Square today, the woman who led the way through the suffragists to secure the vote for women 100 years ago. Born in Aldeburgh, sister to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (who was the first ever woman Mayor in Britain in 1908), Millicent Fawcett is the first woman to have a statue erected in her honour in Parliament Square. Therese said: "As the first female MP for Suffolk, I was very proud to attend the unveiling today. Gillian Wearing's beautiful sculpture gives Dame Millicent a permanent place in the very heart of our democracy that she fought so hard...


20 APR 2018

PM Pledges Single-Use Plastics Ban

At this week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Theresa May announced the Government's intention to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds and called on other Commonwealth countries to join us. In order to eliminate these items from use the Government will work with industry to develop alternatives and ensure there is sufficient time to adapt. Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world, which is why protecting the marine environment is central to our agenda. Therese said: "This builds on our 25-year environment plan where we said we would target the elimination of...


09 APR 2018

Update on Felixstowe Academy

This is the update that I have shared with those who signed my Felixstowe Academy petition. If you have not signed yet, please do so at the link below as I will present it to Parliament when I return from the Easter recess. As a signatory of my petition regarding Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and Felixstowe Academy, I am writing to provide you with an update. Firstly, thank you for signing the petition, which has been supported by more than 2,400 parents and residents of Suffolk Coastal. I plan to present my petition to the House of Commons on our return after the Easter recess. Over recent weeks, I have since met the National Schools...


31 MAR 2018

Cash Boost for Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals

Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals will receive a huge £69 million capital investment to improve services for patients. The additional cash, announced by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will enable the transformation of buildings and services as the two hospitals merge creating the new East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Therese said: "My recent meeting with Chief Executive, Nick Hulme was the latest in a series of updates where I have been pressing for assurances that the need to fix Colchester Hospital would not detract from the clinics care for patients of Ipswich Hospital. I'm satisfied that has been the case and I...


29 MAR 2018

An Update on Felixstowe Academy

Therese's petition about Felixstowe Academy and Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), which has been supported by more than2,400 parents and residents of Suffolk Coastal, will be presented to the House of Commons after the Easter recess. Therese has also met the National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter, who has informed her that he has written a Pre-termination Warning letter to AET. This is the first stage of the process that can lead to securing a new organisation to run the school. She understands that AET have produced an Improvement Plan for the school and a headteacher from another school has been seconded to give extra support at...


21 MAR 2018

Suffolk Housing Infrastructure Bid Success

Therese met the Secretary of State for Local Government, Sajid Javid, today to discuss the good news that Suffolk county council's bid to the Housing Infrastructure Fund has successfully reached the next stage. The Government will now work with the County Council to help develop the business case for the East of Ipswich highway works. Therese said: "I really welcome this support to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place for themuch-neededd homes to be built."


11 MAR 2018

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine Highly Commended in Tiffin Cup 2018

The Leiston based Cinnamon Indian Cuisine restaurant has been Highly Commended in this year's prestigious Tiffin Cup competition, which searches for best nationwide South Asian cuisine after Therese nominated them for the award. Therese said: "Last year, I asked on Facebook who I should nominate from Suffolk Coastal. The Cinnamon in Leiston came a very close second to Bombay Nites in Walton, so I nominated them this year." Cinamon Indian Cuisine will receive a certificate and embroidered Tiffin Cup 2018 apron to mark their achievement in this year's competition. Well done to everyone at the Cinamon in Leiston.


07 MAR 2018

Promoting Digital Citizenship

I met Digital Leaders from Childnet International and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors from The Diana Award in Parliament recently to hear more about their efforts to eliminate bullying and promote digital citizenship both on and offline. It is absolutely essential that we keep our young people safe online and it was good to also talk to Facebook about the steps they are taking on this and their new commitment which could see tens of thousands of pupils in schools across the UK trained as Digital Leaders or Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.


06 MAR 2018

Greater Protection for Rural Cash Machines

I'm pleased to see the significant strengthening of the LINK cash machine programme, set out in their annual report, which will help ensure consumers in remote and rural areas will get access to the cash they need. Last month, the LINK Board announced a series of measures designed to maintain and rebalance the UK's ATM networks – shifting incentives from deploying multiple ATMs in city centre to rural communities. This includes protecting free ATMs one kilometre or more from the next free cash machine. For more information see

20 FEB 2018

MPs Quiz Directors and NHS chiefs over Ambulance Service Performance

East of England Ambulance directors were in Parliament today at the request of Therese. The Chair, Chief Executive, and other directors were summoned to give an update to Regional MPs a month earlier than originally planned, following the recent winter period and the alarming reports about response time delays. Last month, the Health Minister, Steve Barclay ordered a Risk Summit to review the performance of the service – and the Chief Executive Robert Morton set out set out his Action Plan in response to that. This included short-term leases for an additional 24 ambulances to get more vehicles out on the road and plans to recruit even...



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