From the blog
Business East Monthly
24th March 2015
by Paul Clement
Working jointly with our colleagues at the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and
the Suffolk Institute of Directors, viagra buy we have recently announced a special Question
Time for Ipswich. It will be an opportunity for the members of the organisations
to quiz the prospective parliamentary candidates for the town about the issues
that will matter to them in the life of the next parliament.
This fixed term parliament, with the certainty of an election day at its outset, has
meant that electioneering has already started, well ahead of the official campaign
Issues such as health, education and transport already feature. The economy
continues to be a priority issue – is this a recovery that is leading the way versus
is it a recovery for some, not others? Feelings on immigration run more strongly
this time than last.
But, the reason that we have helped organise the Question Time event is that the
wider town centre has emerged as something that the politicians have been
making early political capital out of. Sadly in my view, it has been seen as the
town centre being used as a ‘political football’ and, naturally, the attention has
been on the not-so-good things about it which, let’s be honest, exist in every
town centre up and down the country. It is not helpful to compare Ipswich with
Bury or any other location.
Question Time is an opportunity for the prospective MPs to convince the
business community that they believe in a strong town centre and that they have
a plan for it to be made stronger still. I hope that their attention starts to be
focused on what makes our own town centre special but what also needs to be
done to improve it further.
Question Time will be held at UCS on 23rd April, get your questions ready!
To book a space at the event, click here