Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill urges people to enjoy Suffolk's attractions this summer.
MP Jo Churchill focuses on issues affecting the Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket areas
MP Jo Churchill is optimistic as the end of lockdown comes into sight.
MP Jo Churchill looks at the progress being made on the Covid vaccination programme.
MP Jo Churchill looks back over an extraordinary year
In her final column of the year, MP Jo Churchill predicts a bright future for west Suffolk.
Now a month since the election, it is a privilege and an honour to have been returned as the Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds and to now be resuming my column here in the Bury Free Press!
Now that Article 50 has been triggered, what matters most is making a success of Brexit in our negotiations.
As we await the start of Brexit negotiations, political life continues and concerns are mounting regarding the funding of rural services.
Everyone can agree that we want to deliver a world-class education system that gives our young people the chance to make the most of their talents and abilities, no matter what their start in life.
As we enter the New Year, it is not often that your first thought for discussion is cancer.
Just recently, I had the pleasure of opening twenty five new affordable homes in Bury St Edmunds, developed by Havebury Housing Partnership.
What a week and what a conference! This year’s Conservative Party Conference was a buzz with meetings, panel discussions and talks from the future of cancer care to protecting the international reputation of UK universities.
As the summer holidays draw to a close, attention turns to a new school term and, for some pupils, a new chapter in their education or employment.
As the country went to the polls for the biggest decision in recent history, my evening was committed to my duties as your Member of Parliament; meeting with local businesses large and small to discuss their needs, concerns and hopes for the future.
One topic dominating our headlines has been education. Just last week, I visited the new site of Sybil Andrews Academy in Moreton Hall and met with local builders working hard to deliver the school for the new term.
First, I would like to start by wishing all my constituents a belated Happy Easter. And while the political calendar rests for the period, I have a chance to reflect upon the busy schedules that dominate a sitting Parliament and legislators like myself.
Reflecting on my time in Parliament since May, one topic that has and will continue to dominate the agenda is defence; highlighted by the agreed air strikes in Syria and a vote on Trident due later this year.
As we welcome in the New Year, the new start is proving great for our area. 2015 saw the largest rise in house prices in Bury St Edmunds by almost 13%. A handful of Suffolk’s community leaders received honours on the New Year’s Honours List and the town is ready to blossom as Bury In Bloom replenishes our town’s floral display.